NZ rescue workers evacuate Kaikoura

NZ rescue workers evacuate Kaikoura

NZ rescue workers evacuate Kaikoura

Written by Tharushan Fernando

15 Nov, 2016 | 10:47 am

New Zealand rescue workers are evacuating crowds of tourists and residents from Kaikoura on the South Island,the town hardest hit by a series of powerful earthquakes

Four air force helicopters are now airlifting people out, after taking on strong winds and heavy rain earlier. The town located northeast of Christchurch, has been cut off by quake-triggered landslides while hundreds of aftershocks continue to rock the area.

2 people were killed in the in the 7.5 magnitude earthquake that hit NZ on Monday. The capital Wellington on the North Island continues to be hampered with severe weather on Tuesday with heavy rain and flooding

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