Thu, February 24, 2011
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21 Chinese missing in New Zealand quake

2011-02-24 07:11:05 GMT2011-02-24 15:11:05(Beijing Time)  China Daily

BEIJING - China's state broadcaster says 21 Chinese students are listed as missing following New Zealand's deadly earthquake.

CCTV says at least eight of the missing are confirmed to be buried in the collapsed Canterbury Television building where up to 120 bodies may still lie.

Dozens of students from Japan, Thailand and other Asian countries were believed buried when an English-language school in the building collapsed along with other offices.

CCTV said Thursday a total of 32 Chinese students were registered at the school.

Chinese media earlier reported that one of the trapped students had called her husband in China's Guangdong province after Tuesday's temblor hit the southern city of Christchurch.

(Agencies)

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