Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Christchurch earthquake: Bell sounds in Parnell as hundreds pay tribute

New Zealand-

The single ring of a bell echoed through the Holy Trinity Cathedral, signalling the moment the earthquake struck.

Hundreds of people stood together silently, heads bowed, to remember the dead at a ceremony in the Anglican church in Parnell yesterday.

Most of those gathered - who included police staff, MPs and Auckland city councillors - were dressed in Canterbury colours, black and red.

Others had a bright red ribbon or a rose pinned to their chests.

Auckland Dean Jo Kelly-Moore's encouraged all New Zealanders to remember their fellow countrymen in Christchurch.

"May you [in Christchurch] know our love and support in your grief. And may you know courage, strength and hope," she said. "Today we remember those who have died ... and the families who are still waiting to be reunited with their loved ones."

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