Posted: Mar 1, 2010 9:46 AM
Updated: Mar 1, 2010 9:46 AM
CONCEPCION, Chile (AP) - Rescuers in a heavily-damaged Chilean city are hearing signs of life from an apartment building that was toppled by Saturday's earthquake.
Firefighters in Concepcion have already pulled 25 survivors from the building, and the bodies of eight people who died. They're still hearing knocking from people trapped inside, so they're drilling holes through thick walls, trying to reach them.
More than 700 people were killed by the powerful quake.
Looters have emptied nearly every store in Concepcion, the large city closest to the epicenter. And in hopes of preventing further looting, police and troops have started arresting people for violating a curfew. They've already taken dozens of people into custody. Still, at least a few looters re-emerged to take items
from a market this morning.
The magnitude 8.8 quake -- one of the biggest in centuries -- destroyed or badly damaged 500,000 homes.
(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
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