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Video: President of Chile Michelle Bachelet assesses earthquake damage


President of Chile Michelle Bachelet traveled to Iquique, Tarapaca, on Wednesday to assess damages caused by an 8.2-magnitude earthquake that struck off the northern coast of the country, triggering a moderate tsunami and power outages, on April 2. Bachelet met with an emergency committee to monitor the region, which has been decreed a disaster area, and planned to fly over the affected terrain later in the afternoon. According to local media reports, the tremor has claimed at least six lives. This video shows Bachelet landing at Los Cóndores Air Base in Iquique, where she was received by Tarapaca Mayor Mitchel Cartes, and Chilean Air Force Gen. Arturo Merino Núñez.

 

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