Skip to content
Subscriber Only

New Zealand Police Say Little Hope 26 Missing Japanese Survived

Twenty-six Japanese studying in New Zealand may have died when the Christchurch building housing their language school collapsed in New Zealand’s deadliest earthquake in 80 years, according to local police.

As the death toll from the 6.3-magnitude quake climbed to at least 98, police said 47 bodies were recovered from the rubble of the Canterbury Television building where the King’s Education school was located, adding it’s unlikely more survivors will be found. Police haven’t disclosed the nationalities of those victims.