March 1, 2010

Looting and chaos reign in quake-stricken regions of Chile

President Michelle Bachelet on Sunday announced a plan to distribute what was left of supermarket merchandise for free as looting broke out after Saturday's 8.8-magnitude earthquake. With the death toll now at 711, many parts of Chile remained without communications -- or much help from the government in Santiago. How many people were swept away by quake-generated tsunamis in the town of Constitucion is unknown.

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