Chile: Looting in Concepcion

2010-02-28 15:53
People walk near a destroyed building in Concepcion, southern Chile. (AP Photo)

People walk near a destroyed building in Concepcion, southern Chile. (AP Photo)

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Santiago - Looters ransacked stores in the quake-hit Chilean city of Concepcion on Sunday, television images showed, a day after an 8.8-magnitude earthquake hammered the country and killed at least 300 people.

Looters were seen carrying away boxes with food as well as washing machines and plasma TVs from stores in the city before police intervened.

"We have to eat something," an unidentified woman told a TV reporter.

Police deployed to block hundreds of people from pillaging two warehouses in the city, according to the TV.

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