The magnitude-8.8 Chilean quake: what one journalist saw in the immediate aftermath in Talca, 65 miles from the epicenter

According to the AP (February 27, 2010):

A journalist emerging into the darkened street scattered with downed power lines saw a man, some of his own bones apparently broken, weeping and caressing the hand of a woman who had died in the collapse of a cafe. Two other victims lay dead a few feet (meters) away.

And here’s what one of the streets in Talca looked liked just two months prior to the quake:

About Santi Tafarella

I teach writing and literature at Antelope Valley College in California.
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