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17 August, 2007

Peru's Earthquake: More Aftershocks, Worsening Situation

Today the picture is grim in the aftermath of Wednesday's Peruvian earthquake. The death toll has risen to 510. It is currently estimated that 85,000 persons have been injured or are otherwise victims of the quake, and 17,000 houses destroyed.

Total chaos is reported in San Clemente, five km. from Pisco, and the situation is desperate.

A series of aftershocks occurred during the night and early morning hours, further fraying nerves.

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Anonymous Anonymous said :

Charity Navigator put up a list of charities responding to the earthquake: http://www.charitynavigator.org/index.cfm/bay/content.view/cpid/635.htm

17 August, 2007 14:54  

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