new zealand earthquake.jpgHundreds of people are still missing as search efforts in New Zealand continue after Tuesday’s powerful earthquake in the city of Christchurch.

 

Officials say 71 bodies have been recovered so far but more are known to still be under the rubble.

 

Foreign rescue workers are arriving to join the search effort, amid warnings that time is running out for survivors.

 

The 6.3 magnitude quake is the country’s biggest disaster in 80 years.

 

The New Zealand Prime Minister, John Key has declared a national state of emergency and authorities have imposed a curfew.

 

About 120 people have been pulled out of collapsed buildings, with rescuers having to perform amputations on some victims to get them out.