Earth quake in Chile, three days later


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Three days after one of the largest earthquakes ever recorded struck the South American nation of Chile, the massive extent of the damage is becoming clearer, and the number of known victims has climbed to 723 deaths so far, many thousands still missing, and nearly 2 million displaced. World governments made immediate pledges of aid after Chilean President Michelle Bachelet requested mobile bridges, field hospitals, satellite phones, electrical generators, disaster assessment teams, water purification systems, field kitchens and restaurants, UN officials said. Collected here are recent photos from areas in Chile damaged by Saturday’s 8.8-magnitude earthquake and ensuing tsunami.

1.A boat lies marooned on a street in Talcahuano, Chile, Monday, March 1, 2010. An 8.8-magnitude earthquake struck central Chile early Saturday triggering a tsunami that hit coastal communities.

2.Residents recover their belongings from their home destroyed by a major earthquake in Talca, Chile on March 1, 2010. Chile’s government scrambled on Monday to provide aid to thousands of homeless people in coastal towns devastated by a massive earthquake and tsunamis, as 10,000 troops patrolled to quell looting

3.A resident moves debris washed up by waves generated by a major earthquake in Constitucion, Chile on March 1, 2010.

4.The inside of a theater is seen wrecked in Valparaiso, Chile on February 28, 2010, a day after a huge 8.8-magnitude earthquake rocked Chile.

5.Residents collect water from children’s swimming pools, as the potable water system remains broken, after a major earthquake in Concepcion, Chile on March 1, 2010.

6.Containers lie scattered amid buildings from a tsunami caused by a massive 8.8 magnitude earthquake in Talcahuano, Chile, 20 kms from Concepcion on March 1, 2010.

7.An armed man stands guard on his rooftop in Talcahunao, Chile on March 1, 2010, as civil unrest and mass looting has led to a curfew being imposed.

8.Chilean Mario Lantano and wife Olga Retamal show pictures recovered from their house in the Chilean city of Dichato, some 30 km from Concepcion on March 1, 2010.

9.People wait for their mobile phones to charge at a fire station in Concepcion, Chile on March 1, 2010.

10.A policeman answers a question in front of a house destroyed by a major earthquake in La Pezca, Chile on March 1, 2010.

11.Picture taken on March 1, 2010 showing the massive destruction caused by a tsunami in the Chilean city of Pulluhue, 320 km south of Santiago, three days after the huge earthquake rocked the country.

12.Survivors walk in a blackout caused by a major earthquake in Constitucion, Chile on March 1, 2010.

13.Residents hold a wake for a relative killed in a major earthquake in Constitucion, Chile on March 1, 2010.

14.Rescuers search for victims at a destroyed house in Constitucion, Chile, Monday, March 1 , 2010.

15.Rescuers carry a puppy found alive inside a destroyed house in Constitucion, Chile, Monday, March 1 , 2010.

16.Picture taken on March 1, 2010 of telephone and power lines brought down in Concepcion, Chile, by the 8.8-magnitude earthquake three days earlier.

17.Soldiers patrol along a major highway to maintain order after a major earthquake in Constitucion, Chile on March 2, 2010.

18.A family gathers outside their home destroyed by a major earthquake in Constitucion, Chile on March 1, 2010.

19.A member of an earthquake-damaged local circus carries a horse from a merry-go-round in Iloca, Chile, Monday, March 01, 2010.

20.Chilean firemen recover a body found in debris washed up by waves generated by a major earthquake at the epicenter in Curanipe February 28, 2010.

21.A woman stands inside a destroyed house in Talca, Chile on March 1, 2010.

22.A couple walks past a destroyed statue of Chile’s National Hero Bernardo O’Higgins in Concepcion, southern Chile, Sunday, Feb. 28, 2010.

23.A woman climbs over the debris of her destroyed house in Dichato, Chile, Monday, March 1, 2010.

24.People detained by police for looting kneel against a building near Talcahuano, Chile, Monday, March 1, 2010.

25.A boat left stranded inland after a tsunami in the Chilean city of Dichato, some 30 km from Concepcion, on March 1, 2010.

26.Dead bodies wrapped in blankets sit on the floor of a gymnasium in Constitucion, Chile, Monday, March 1, 2010.

27.Chilean soldiers patrol the streets to stop looting and keep the order, as a building burns in the background after a major earthquake in Concepcion March 1, 2010.

28.Boats, shipping containers and debris lie in jumbled piles near the coast in Talcahuano, Chile, Monday, March 1, 2010.

29.Kittens remain amid the debris of a house destroyed by Saturday’s earthquake and ensuing tsunami, in Curanipe, 330 km south of Santiago on March 2, 2010.

30.A woman mourns the death of a loved one lying next to another victim of the tsunami generated by a major earthquake, near the epicenter in Cuanripe, Chile on February 28, 2010.

31.Aid workers sort donations of clothing destined for victims of a major earthquake along Chile’s southern coast, in Santiago March 1, 2010.

32.A boat lies marooned on top of destroyed homes in Dichato, Chile, Monday, March 1, 2010.

33.A fireman fights a fire at a supermarket in Concepcion, Chile, on March 1, 2010. Dozens of looters sacked and burned a supermarket and a supply center after police fired tear gas while trying to disperse them as they were looking for food.

34.A resident walks past part of a cemetery destroyed by a major earthquake in Constitucion, Chile on March 1, 2010.


35.A resident observes the San Francisco de Curico church after it was damaged in a major earthquake in Curico, Chile on March 1, 2010.

36.A resident douses himself with water from a fire hydrant as the city water system remains broken after a major earthquake in Talca, March 1, 2010.

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