Feb 28, 2010 11:19 PM
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) - President Michelle Bachelet says that Chile's earthquake killed at least 708 people - sharply increasing the known death toll.
The president tells a news conference that the country faces "a catastrophe of such unthinkable magnitude that it will require a giant effort" for Chile to recover.
She spoke at a news conference Sunday after a six-hour meeting with aides and emergency officials coping with Saturday's magnitude-8.8 quake.
Officials earlier said about 300 were known dead.
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