NH lawyer describes scene after New Zealand earthquake

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February 22, 2011, 4:47 pm
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(NECN) - Simon Leeming, the New Zealand Honorary Consul to New England, joins NECN via telephone to describe the scene in New Zealand.

Leeming, a lawyer in Concord, New Hampshire, is in New Zealand right now and describes the chaos felt after the quake struck in Christchurch.

Click here for a full report on the quake.

At least 65 people are confirmed dead, but the death toll is most definitely expected to rise as rescuers continue to search through the rubble.

At least 100 people are reported missing.

Tuesday's magnitude-6.3 quake was centered about three miles from the populated New Zealand city of Christchurch.

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