Tuesday, March 1, 2011

‘My miracle moment’

From New Zealand-

A NORTH-EAST woman has described the “miracle moment” when she survived the New Zealand earthquake.

Jo Cundy, of Lanehead, in Weardale, was in Christchurch Cathedral and had just lit a candle in memory of her late husband, the Right Reverend Ian Cundy, Bishop of Peterborough, when disaster struck.

Twenty-two people died as the quake reduced the cathedral’s west wing and its spire to rubble. So far, 148 victims have been recovered from across the city.

Mrs Cundy spoke about her ordeal from Dunedin, south of Christchurch, were she is now staying with relatives.

She had gone to the cathedral to meet the Bishop of Christchurch, Victoria Matthews, a long-standing friend of her husband, who died two years ago.

After lunch, she and a cousin went into the cathedral, which attracts more than 700,000 visitors a year.

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