Thursday, February 24, 2011

Christchurch Rocked by Another Earthquake

Those of you who follow Shahirah's Colours of My Life would have read about the earthquake that shook the city of Christchurch here in NZ  back in September .

On the afternoon of the 22nd, Christchurch residents faced another, much stronger earthquake. It shook the city during one of the day's busiest times; lunch time. Although it only registered at 6.3 on the Richter Scale, it was shallower and closer to the city than the last one which measured 7.1. I'm sure most of you've heard about the devastation that has gripped our country as almost all the International news channels have been running stories from the affected city.

A collapsed building in Central Christchurch
Unlike the last  earthquake this one has resulted in fatalities and 226 people are still reported missing. It's really heart wrenching to see the city, which had just began to regain a sense of normalcy be hit by another, more destructive natural disaster. The first time round, i didn't realize the severity of it as i was in Wellington, which is on a different Island all together. But this time, it's much closer to home and the rising number of deaths, casualties and missing persons is worrying as no one really knows how to react to the situation.

For sure this is a reminder for us all to not get too occupied with THIS life and to rather think of our 'Akhira as we never know when we might be tested or when our time is.

I ask you all to please make Dua' for the people of Christchurch. They all need Sabr and Iman  to be able to get over this trying time.

You can read more about the ongoing situation here.

1 comment:

Chloe said...

It's so heartbreaking, poor Christchurch :( My prayers go out to everyone affected by this


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