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Chile quake: President Bachelet calls for calm

Tens of thousands of Chileans have been evacuated from their homes on the coast after a magnitude 8.2 earthquake sparked a small tsunami.

The authorities say five people are known to have died in the area of Iquique, the city closest to the epicentre of the quake.

President Michelle Bachelet has declared an emergency and is to send extra troops to the region.

  • 02 Apr 2014
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