Donegal people caught up in New Zealand earthquake

The Prime Minister of New Zealand says the death toll from an earthquake in the city of Christchurch may rise.

65 people have so far been confirmed dead, but up to 200 are still trapped under the rubble of collapsed buildings.

Because the quake struck at lunchtime, the streets and shops were crowded. Mary Dunne - who is originally from Letterkenny - is living in Christchurch.

Her home has been destroyed by the earthquake.

She was explaining what happened when her area was hit by another aftershock:

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Patrick McGowen, from Ballybofey,has been recounted how he was involved in the rescue operation. He outlined his efforts to save the life of a man injured in the earthquake:

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