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'Hopes Are Fading' For Those Still Missing After New Zealand's Earthquake

Emergency services personnel removed a body earlier today (Feb. 24, 2011) from the site of the CTV building in Christchurch, New Zealand. Sarah Ivey/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Emergency services personnel removed a body earlier today (Feb. 24, 2011) from the site of the CTV building in Christchurch, New Zealand.

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The confirmed number of deaths from Tuesday's 6.3 magnitude earthquake in New Zealand is now 98, but The New Zealand Herald cautions that the number of missing stands at 226 and "hopes of finding survivors in the rubble of quake-ravaged Christchurch are fading."

The Associated Press makes the same point in this video report:

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