by Michael dEstries
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With horrific news still coming out of Christchuch following Tuesday’s 6.3 magnitude earthquake, Prince William released an official statement offering his condolences and support for those suffering through the disaster.

I was truly saddened to learn of the horrendous loss of life and damage that another earthquake has brought to the people of Christchurch,” he writes in a statement.” I join The Queen and The Prince of Wales in sending my deepest condolences and sympathy to those affected by this tragedy. I do so admire the bravery and commitment of all Cantabrians, particularly all those who, at this time, are working so hard to save the lives of others. It is particularly cruel that your famed resolve and strength are being tested yet again.”

There are still some 300 people unaccounted for in Christchurch. The Telegraph is reporting that as many as 100 may have perished in a single collapsed apartment building.

“Buildings are just buildings, roads are just roads, but lives are irreplaceable,” said Prime Minister John Key.

About Michael dEstries

Michael has been blogging since 2005 on issues such as sustainability, renewable energy, philanthropy, and healthy living. He regularly contributes to a slew of publications, as well as consulting with companies looking to make an impact using the web and social media. He lives in Ithaca, NY with his family on an apple farm.

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