Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Lyttelton on a sunny dayImage via Wikipedia  Lyttletone before quake...
Christchurch's Port Lyttleton badly damaged...

Christchurch's port and suburban township of Lyttelton, nearest to the earthquake's epicentre, have been severely damaged.

St John area commander Pete Dawson, a local, told AAP how devastating it was to see his town destroyed.

"Just look at it," he said. "It's a mess, totally destroyed.

"It's very difficult. We've lost so many of our best buildings and homes," said Dawson, himself now homeless.

The town had also lost two men, one elderly and another young. Dawson said they were walking on a mountain track when they were hit by falling rocks

Acknowledgement: MSN NZ

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