The nightmare continues for New Zealand’s quake-hit city of Christchurch, which continues to be hit by significant aftershocks.
Only months after a devastating earthquake that killed 181 people, numerous tremors have hit the country’s second largest city over the past 48 hours. The strongest was a magnitude six on Monday.
The tremors have triggered landslides and boulders have come crashing down from surrounding hills.
Christchurch Mayor Bob Parker said: “Oh, it’s scary stuff, isn’t it? You know, you look at the scale of the boulder just over my shoulder there and you know, another few metres, and what can you say? We’re in the middle of very scary times.”
There have been outbreaks of liquefaction after the latest tremors and damage to quake-hit buildings is now much worse.
One retirement home resident reportedly died after falling during an aftershock and more than 40 people have been injured.