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UN readies Chile quake aid after government seeks help

5 years ago March 01, 2010 Mar 1, 2010 Monday, March 01 2010 Monday, March 01, 2010 7:07:17 AM EST in News
Source: Associated Press

The United Nations says it will rush aid deliveries to Chile after the government asked for help in its
recovery from this weekend's massive earthquake.

U.N. humanitarian spokeswoman Elisabeth Byrs says Chile officially made its request Monday, two days after the 8.8-magnitude quake struck about 200 miles south of the capital, Santiago, and killed over 700 people.

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