Bachelet praises citizens after Chile quake

President applauds the response of emergency services and public as powerful earthquake claims only a few lives.

    Chilean President Michelle Bachelet has praised her fellow citizens for their response to Tuesday's earthquake.

    Nearly a million people heeded a government warning to leave low-lying ground over tsunami fears.

    The magnitude 8.2 earthquake and tsunami hit the northern coast of Chile, near the port of Iquique, killing at least six people.

    Al Jazeera’s Gerald Tan reports.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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