– Christchurch Casino, Victoria Street

I was in the city with my husband having lunch at chch casino. The earthquake made parts of the ceiling fall on us and fittings etc. I remember being hit in the back of the head by machines and this woman beside me had a head injury (first one I had seen) I remember the blood and how much it was squirting out i grabbed her and put pressure on her head a young lad took his shirt off and we wrapped her head then helped her down the stairs,...

I remember saying I wouldn’t leave her we got her whisked away to hospital afterwards.. a lady rushed over the road with a first aid kit and we cleaned her up and then my husband and I set on foot to Breens where our son was.. We live out in Darfield where the first one hit and were left without a car and groceries or help for weeks.. We still are awaiting assesment on our home from the EQC :( I remember the awful smoke cloud and dust and people screaming about smelling gas.. when we walked we saw buildings teetering on the edge and destruction all around.. liquefaction made me feel like I was sinking when I walked over the grass..

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