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NZ firefighters remember 9/11 amid quake cleanup

NZ firefighters remember 9/11 amid quake cleanup

Firefighters in New Zealand's Christchurch are preparing to commemorate the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks in the wake of the country's worst earthquake in 80 years.
No one was killed in the magnitude-7.1 temblor that wrecked hundreds of buildings and damaged 100,000 homes last Saturday.
Firefighters have spent the week wading through the rubble but pledged to attend Saturday's memorial service to mark the ninth anniversary of 9/11.
Steel girders from the World Trade Center _ a gift from New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg _ are implanted at the Fireman's Reserve, a Christchurch memorial to firefighters, including those killed in New York.
Seismologists said Friday that the hundreds of aftershocks that have rattled the South Island city will continue for weeks.


Updated : 2021-03-08 12:02 GMT+08:00