Chile Responds to Earthquake

Aftershocks, damaged roads, fallen bridges and downed telephone lines have hampered rescue efforts in Chile, according to the New York Times.
The BBC reports that the Chilean military has been deployed to restore order, quell looting, and distribute aid in the most ravaged areas. 160 people were arrested in Concepcion, one of the hardest hit cities. One man was killed.
"We need food for the population. We are without supplies, and if we don't resolve that we are going to have serious security problems," said Mayor Jacqueline van Rysselberghe.
The New York Times reports the nation-wide death toll at 711, the BBC at 723.
According to both publications, the Chilean government has requested aid from the United Nations.

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