Chile Deploys Soldiers to Contain Looting

Chile has sent more 10,000 security forces into the city of Concepcion to control the looting and fighting that has broken out as citizens wait for relief in the wake of an 8.8-magnitude earthquake, The Washington Post said.

Field hospitals have been set up and additional rescue workers are helping people injured in the fires and violence that have erupted since the earthquake killed over 700 people on Feb. 27, Business Week said.

The Chile government imposed a curfew in an effort to control the looting and the mayor of Concepcion is asking for even more troops and aid from the government, said The Washington Post.

The earthquake was one of the largest earthquakes ever recorded, and it hit the country during their high tourist summer season, said The Washington Post.

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