Pensive picture of victims who see the situation after an earthquake measuring 8.8 Richter scale in Chile. The number of deaths to date has reached 708 people.
Chilean government has imposed curfews and military mobilized to restore the security situation following the widespread looting in some areas after earthquake. In Concepcion town worst affected by the earthquake, a number of firefighters working out survivors from a collapsed apartment block.
However, this rescue effort stalled because of the spread of tear gas fired at security forces plunderer. Action shooting tear gas was held after a number of people who go to supermarkets has fallen for the looting of goods ranging from microwave oven until the milk cans.
Efforts to determine the impact of the overall material damage is hampered by aftershocks that continue to tear down some buildings. Chilean government officials say, 500,000 homes were destroyed or severely damaged. Chilean President Michele Bachelet explained that, after the earthquake, the number of people who do not know his fate more and more.
"We deal with natural disasters that have unexpected recovery efforts very big," Bachelet said after attending a coordination meeting with the ministers and military leaders at La Moneda Palace, also suffered cracked after the earthquake hit. (translated from: kompas.com)