Names of more victims released

4:59 pm on 14 March 2011

The names of six more people killed in the Christchurch earthquake were formally released on Monday.

The group includes a man from Christchurch, a New Zealander who lived in Australia, three people from Japan and one from the Philippines.

Police district commander, Superintendent Dave Cliff, says this brings the number of released names to 123.

The confirmed death toll from the quake remains at 166.

The names are:

Lalaine Collado Agatep, 38, of the Philippines

Carey Stuart Bird, 48, a New Zealand citizen resident in Australia

Miki Hayasaka, 37, of Japan

Yuko Hirabayashi, 28, of Japan

Hifumi Hoshiba, 41, of Japan

Kyle Brandon Jack-Midgely, 27, of Christchurch