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Chile troops, police attack post-quake looting spree

 

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Rescuers found signs of life in a quake-toppled building this morning as the world offered aid to victims of a catastrophe that killed m o r e than 700 p e o p l e. T r o o p s a n d p o l i c e cracking down on looters arrested dozens of people for violating a curfew. "We are confronting an emergency without parallel in Chile's history," Chi lean President Michel le Bachelet declared Sunday, a day after the magnitude- 8.8 quake — one of the biggest in centuries — killed at least 708 people and destroyed or badly damaged 500,000 homes. Some coastal towns were almost obliterated, first s...



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