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New Zealand evacuates tourists from quake-hit town

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>> A full-scale evacuation underway in New Zealand. Helicopters lifting stranded tourists to safety from the cut-off town of Kaikoura, a day after a deadly 7.8 magnitude earthquake set off tens of thousands of landslides cutting off roads and rail links. The military says it will be able to lift 200 people out on Tuesday, but with more than 1200 tourist stuck in the town the rescue effort looks set to continue for days, hampered by bad weather and hundreds of aftershocks.
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Prime Minister John Keys says the repair bill will be in the billions of dollars.>> So, some very short to break the issues that need to be resolve. Making sure to get more water, food, and also with people in victim to support that. Nearly people they're at.>> Experts say, it appears that the quake, was actually two tremors that hit nearly at the same time.
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Shaking most of the country, for around two minutes. In the capital city, Wellington, residents still busy cleaning up the mess with some people heading back to work as buildings start to reopen.