INQUIRY INTO THE DEATHS OF Dr TAMARA CVETANOVA AND OTHERS

[1) At 12:51 pm on 22 February 2011 a magnitude 6.2 earthquake struck Christchurch on what is now commonly known as the Port Hills Fault. The existence of this fault was unknown before the February earthquake. The earthquake caused widespread damage to property and infrastructure across Christchurch, exacerbating damage caused by the earthquakes on 4 September 2010 and 26 December 2010 (and numerous aftershocks), and causing the deaths of 185 people. Of this number, 115 people died as a result of the collapse of the CTV Building situated at 247 Madras Street, Christchurch. A joint inquest was commenced by me at Christchurch on 30 August 2011. The inquest was adjourned part heard in relation to those that died in the CTV Building. Although the scope of the inquiry was limited (as I have explained at paragraphs 3 and 4) to an examination of the deaths of 8 of the victims, these findings apply in a general sense to all 115 victims of the CTV Building collapse.

https://coronialservices.justice.govt.nz/findings-and-recommendations/findings-of-public-interest/canterbury-earthquake-ctv-building-inquiry/


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