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Death toll in Chile earthquake passes 700

March 1, 2010

SANTIAGO, CHILE (CNN) — THE DEATH TOLL FROM SATURDAY’S 8.8-MAGNITUDE EARTHQUAKE IN CHILE HAS RISEN TO 708, CHILEAN PRESIDENT MICHELLE BACHELET SAID.
Calling it an “unthinkable disaster,” Bachelet said a “state of catastrophe” in the hardest-hit regions would continue, allowing for the quick restoration of order and speedy distribution of aid.
Despite looting concerns in some areas, Bachelet said her government reached an agreement with the country’s major supermarkets that would allow them to give away basic foodstuffs they have […]

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