CTV coronial inquest restarts 13 months on
Mon, 29 Oct 2012 5:21a.m.
A coroner will look at the response of emergency services to the fatal Canterbury Television Building collapse when a hearing resumes after more than a year on Monday.
Coroner Gordon Matenga adjourned the hearing into the most deadly of all the building collapses in the February 22, 2011 earthquake 13 months ago so more evidence could be gathered.
No ruling has yet been released and the hearing will resume for the next two weeks and then for another week at the beginning of December.
While the coroner is looking at the deaths of 115 people in the building, the focus of the resumed inquiry will be on six foreigners - Tamara Cvetanova (Serbia), Jessie Redouble, Emmabelle Anoba, Ezra Medalle, Reah Sumalpong (Philippines) and Rika Hyuga (Japan) - who all survived the initial collapse but could not be rescued.
Victims' relatives have called for an examination of the emergency response.
Mr Matenga said his inquiry will not look at any of the matters before the Canterbury Earthquakes Royal Commission inquiry.
The commission has delayed the release of its final report until the end of November.
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