Marieta Maglas

Rookie - 971 Points (19-05-1964 / Radauti, Judet Suceava, Romania)

New Zealand


An earthquake struck New Zealand's city of Christchurch on Tuesday
Burying vehicles under debris and collapsing buildings into the streets.
Police announced a curfew and the city was shut down on Wednesday,
Rescuers scrambled to reach beneath the rubble the residents.

The quake devastated the spire of the Cathedral, and was a real tale.
The buildings had collapsed, and the people were trapped inside.
All around the city, this powerful earthquake strangely bent some rails,
Moreover, it toppled the tall buildings and seventy five people died.

The earthquake combination of distance and depth was so deadly,
Streets were strewn with concrete, and people were stuck in towers.
Firefighters climbed ladders to pluck people from roofs to safety.
Buildings have gone because aftershocks hit the city within two hours.

Pre-World War buildings were damaged by the quake on September,
People wandered through streets strewn with debris and concrete.
The further damage was caused by a strong aftershock in December.
Now there is a real carnage with bodies littering the streets..

The women went into premature labor, and the city was in agony.
The airport was shut down, in ruins the people began to groan,
Every child has been walking home trying to find the lost family.
The city was suffering cuts to the water supply and the phone.

A thirty million tone block of ice sheared off a glacier of New Zealand
After the earthquake had devastated the city groping it into Dark.
The iceberg crashed into a lake had rocked the South Island
Ripping off the Tasman Glacier at Aoraki Mount Cook National Park.

Submitted: Monday, March 14, 2011
Edited: Wednesday, April 24, 2013

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