CTV inquest resumes next week

MARC GREENHILL
Last updated 14:09 24/10/2012
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FATALITIES: A view of the smoking wreckage of the CTV building seen from a crane after the February 2011 quake.

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An inquest into the deaths in the Canterbury Television building's collapse will resume next week.

Coroner Gordon Matenga will conduct the inquest into the deaths of the 115 who died in the CTV building, with emphasis on six victims.

The inquest, which will be streamed live on on the Justice Ministry's coronial services unit website, will start in Christchurch on Monday and run for two weeks, then reconvene for a final week at the beginning of December.

Tamara Cvetanova, Jessie Redouble, Emmabelle Anoba, Ezra Medalle, Reah Sumalpong and Rika Hyuga were known to have been alive after the building collapsed, but were unable to be rescued.

"Part of what we do is establish the facts surrounding a death, and for family an inquest can answer questions and help bring a sense of closure," Matenga said. 

"Many of the 115 people who died in the collapse of the CTV building were from overseas, and it is hugely important that those who lost loved ones in the tragedy have the opportunity to have access to the inquest's proceedings, wherever they are."

It follows an inquest held last year that looked at the circumstances surrounding the deaths of all who died in the CTV building collapse.

This was adjourned in September last year, pending further investigation, but no ruling has yet been released.

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