Death toll in New Zealand rises to 113; 228 still missing

By ASSOCIATED PRESS
February 25, 2011 02:02

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand — Police on Friday said the death toll in the New Zealand earthquake rose to 113.

Police superintendent David Cliff said the latest count of bodies at a special morgue set up to deal with the dead was 113.

With 228 people listed as missing, the toll of fatalities was still expected to rise.

A 6.3 magnitude earthquake struck Christchurch on Wednesday.


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