Kōrero: Historic earthquakes

The hazards of rescue work

The hazards of rescue work

This man is emerging from the wreckage of a collapsed building after searching for survivors. Continuing aftershocks made such efforts dangerous and some rescuers were killed or injured as more buildings collapsed.

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Eileen McSaveney, 'Historic earthquakes - The 1931 Hawke’s Bay earthquake', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/4564/the-hazards-of-rescue-work (accessed 31 October 2020)

He kōrero nā Eileen McSaveney, i tāngia i te 12 Jun 2006, reviewed & revised 28 Mar 2011, updated 1 Nov 2017