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In television media spreads the Chilean Air Force is transporting firefighters to Concepcion from Santiago airport and air assets available even after an earthquake of this magnitude the various forces come together to deal with this tragedy that affects Chile.
News released by a senior officer of the Chilean Air Force by the television medium TN http://www.tn.com.ar/
News spread in http://chile-hoy.blogspot.com/
Concepcion (Chile). (EFE) .- A team of fire experts today joined efforts to try to rescue dozens of people presumed to be trapped in a 14 storey building that collapsed in the city of Concepción during the earthquake on Saturday rocked part of Chilean territory.
It's 55 firefighters who traveled from Santiago today and they were working for several weeks in Haiti, following the earthquake that devastated the country last January 12.
The collapsed building is located in the central district civic Concepción, the capital of the Bío Bío Region and is one of the cities hardest hit by the quake, according to latest official figures, killed more than 300 people dead and two million victims. "It was awesome," he told local media that one of the inhabitants managed to escape, adding that the building began to sway to start the quake and then "bent over himself and fell.
The structure now presents a height equivalent to about three stories instead of the original fourteen. The building, which has 80 departments, was delivered last year and as the mayor of the city, Jacqueline Van Rysselberghe, under the rubble is from 80 to hundred persons, among which might have survived.
Van Rysselbergue criticized the central government for the delay in sending experts firefighters, saying it should have traveled Saturday to Conception, located at 515 kilometers from Santiago. "Thank God sent them, but we needed them yesterday," said the mayor, who has also requested the dispatch of military forces "to restore order, after some looting of supermarkets produced by villagers desperate lack of water and food. This Sunday, firefighters recovered three bodies from the rubble of the building and started drilling the walls demolished to facilitate the entry of air to the sectors which have been heard, witnesses said, screaming calling for help.
Although this is the most dramatic case, that of conception is not the only case of recent construction collapsed buildings across the quake. In the municipality of Maipú santiaguino were four modern buildings collapsed condominium in Vina del Mar and the authorities ordered the evacuation of several others that were severely damaged
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