Chile State of Emergency After Earthquake

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

Chile's president has declared a state of emergency in the region where a powerful earthquake has struck off the country's northern coast.

Five people were killed, landslides have blocked roads, fires have destroyed several businesses and power has been knocked out to thousands.

Some 300 inmates escaped from a women's prison.

The government also has extended tsunami warnings for northernmost Chile.

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