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Chilequake death toll over 700 as rescue ramps up

Police fired tear gas and imposed an overnight curfew to control looters who sacked virtually every market in the hard-hit city of Concepcion as Chile's earthquake toll surpassed 700. President Michelle Bachelet promised imminent deliveries of food, water and shelter for thousands living on the streets. "We are confronting an emergency without parallel in Chile's history," Bachelet declared Sunday, a day after the magnitude-8.8 quake — one of the biggest in centuries — killed at least 708 people ...
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Added March 01, 2010
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