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via 道 on 2/21/11Cynical Idealism: Christchurch Earthquake, More Updates;:
- The emergency services are overloaded and can't be called now
- New Zealand has put the plea out for international help now
- 23 people are trapped in a building 17 floors up, as of 10 minutes ago they are being removed by cherry picker.
- Two regions of Christchurch have been officially declared "unlivable"
- Gas has been cut off from the city
- Nobody in the city can call, there is no electricity either.
- The highest state of emergency has been declared
- The fatality number is still rising, and they refuse to speculate on how high it is.
- The New Zealand Blood Donor service has put out an urgent plea for people to donate blood for the injured.