Browse through our Interesting Nodes on Greek Advertizing & Production Services Read the Convention Relating to the Regime of the Straits (24 July 1923) Read the Convention Relating to the Regime of the Straits (24 July 1923)
HR-Net - Hellenic Resources Network Compact version
Today's Suggestion
Read The "Macedonian Question" (by Maria Nystazopoulou-Pelekidou)
HomeAbout HR-NetNewsWeb SitesDocumentsOnline HelpUsage InformationContact us
Wednesday, 28 September 2022
  Latest News (All)
     From Greece
     From Cyprus
     From Europe
     From Balkans
     From Turkey
     From USA
  World Press
  News Archives
Web Sites
  Interesting Nodes
  Special Topics
  Treaties, Conventions
  U.S. Agencies
  Cyprus Problem
  Personal NewsPaper
  Greek Fonts

The Hellenic Radio (ERA): News in English, 10-03-07

The Hellenic Radio (ERA): News in English Directory - Previous Article - Next Article

From: The Hellenic Radio (ERA) <>


  • [01] Chile Quake Killed over 700 People

  • [01] Chile Quake Killed over 700 People

    Monday, 01 March 2010 09:32

    See video

    The 8,8 magnitude earthquake in Chile has killed over 710 people so far. Rescue crews are battling against time to locate survivors under the rubble when strong post-quakes continue rocking the country and spreading panic among people. Authorities are trying to keep order and distribute humanitarian aid. Authorities declared curfew in quake hit regions.

    Strong post quakes spread fear

    A spray of post quakes all stronger to magnitude 5 hit the country while only one hour after the massive 8.8 quake registering 6.9 spread panic again.

    Army to restore order

    Although post quakes still rock the country, priority has been placed on survivors' rescue and imposition of order. Tens of thousands of soldiers have been dispatched to quake hit regions to avert lootings that most of times are carried out for basic needs. There is also problem with fuel supply with long car queues outside the few gas stations still open.

    "A destruction of this size with water and power systems disrupted, people are justifiably concerned and public order concept is lost", said newly elected president Sebastian Pinera caling armed forces to contribute in this period of crisis. He also predicted that reconstruction cost would be over 30 bn dollars, 15% of the country's GNP . Curfew in Conception

    Earlier, outgoing president Michele Bachelet declared curfew from 21:00 to 06:00 in Conception where looting of super-markets erupted due to shortage of food. The troops were sent to Concepcion area to restore order and assist in recovering bodies and searching for survivors. People in the streets during curfew hours ill be arrested.

    The curfew also applies to Maule and Biobio regions, where looting erupted a day after the magnitude-8.8 earthquake, to restore order and accelerate distribution of humanitarian aid. International airport opens

    Local mass media reported that Santiago international airport opened, and foreign aircrafts started landing. Take offs are allowed only for military aircrafts.

    Sources: Reuters, La Nacion, ESMAS

    News item: 33860

    The Hellenic Radio (ERA): News in English Directory - Previous Article - Next Article
    Back to Top
    Copyright © 1995-2022 HR-Net (Hellenic Resources Network). An HRI Project.
    All Rights Reserved.

    HTML by the HR-Net Group / Hellenic Resources Institute, Inc.
    eraen2html v1.01 run on Sunday, 7 March 2010 - 21:44:57 UTC