Aid Shipments Begin to Chile

The World Health Organization says it expects the death toll to rise as communications improve in earthquake-ravaged Chile.

In Geneva, a U.N. humanitarian spokeswoman says Chile has requested specialized assistance. It needs include temporary bridges, field hospitals, satellite phones, electric generators, damage assessment teams, water purification systems, field kitchens and dialysis centers.

International aid has already started to flow. Argentina says it's sending six aircraft loaded with a field hospital, 55 doctors and water treatment plants. Brazil is sending a field hospital and rescue teams.

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is bringing 20 satellite phones when she visits. It's the first part of a much larger U.S. aid package.


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