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See Amazing View of Christchurch Seconds After Earthquake


"grave fears"

The incredible image taken above captured the city of Christchurch, New Zealand just seconds after a massive earthquake hit earlier this week, and gives an eerie glimpse of the devastation that would ensue. Additionally, security footage from inside some local convenience store captured the quake as it rocked the city:

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Rescuers fanned out into unchecked areas of New Zealand's quake-devastated city Thursday looking for any remaining life in the rubble, as the death toll rose to 98 with "grave fears" that many of the 226 missing are dead.

Police said up to 120 bodies may still lie trapped in the tangled concrete and steel that was the Canterbury Television or CTV building, where dozens of students from Japan, Thailand, China and other Asian countries were believed buried when an English-language school collapsed along with other offices. Twenty-three bodies were pulled from the building Thursday, but not immediately identified.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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