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Christchurch quake homes condemned

About 10,000 houses in Christchurch may have to be demolished because of earthquake damage.

Some parts of the city may have to be abandoned altogether New Zealand's Prime Minister John Key said yesterday.

The magnitude 6.3 quake that hit on February 22 caused severe physical damage and left at least 166 people confirmed dead.

Officials expect the toll to top 200 as rescuers continue to search in the rubble.

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