CTV inquest to reconvene end of October

The CTV building. File photo / NZ Herald
The CTV building. File photo / NZ Herald

An inquest into the deaths of those killed in the CTV building during Christchurch's February 22 earthquake is set to reconvene at the end of October.

Coroner Gordon Matenga will conduct the inquest, with an emphasis on six of the 115 victims.

The inquest will start in Christchurch on October 29 and run for two weeks, then reconvene for a final week at the beginning of December.

The inquest began last year, looking at the circumstances surrounding the deaths but adjourned in September last year pending further investigation.

"The inquest will focus on the circumstances around the six tragic deaths of those who were known to have been alive for a period of time after the building collapsed but were unable to be rescued," Coroner Matenga said today.

The inquest will not look at any of matters currently subject to a Royal Commission of Inquiry into the collapse.

A meeting for survivors and families of victims will be held on September 7, where they can informally discuss the inquest.

Counsel assisting the coroner answer questions and explain the process.

- APNZ

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