#AceWorldNews – SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) – Authorities lifted tsunami warnings for Chile’s long coastline early Wednesday after a magnitude-8.2 earthquake struck the South American nation’s northern coast.
Six people were crushed to death or suffered fatal heart attacks, a remarkably low toll for such a powerful shift in the Earth’s crust.
The extent of damage from Tuesday night’s quake couldn’t yet be fully assessed, President Michelle Bachelet said, but she wasn’t taking any chances.
She declared a state of emergency in the region and sent a military plane with 100 anti-riot police to join 300 soldiers deployed to prevent looting and round up escaped prisoners.
Courtesy of AP
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#AceWorldNews says Eighteen people have died after a truck travelling on the wrong side of the road smashed into a passenger bus en route from Buenos Aires to Santiago on Friday.
Both vehicles burst into flames upon impact, 660km north-east of the western city of Mendoza. Thirty passengers and two drivers were on the bus, with both drivers being among the dead.
Local reports state that the truck had been stolen and was travelling at high speed.