Firemen rescue 26 people alive from collapsed building in Chile

08:47, March 01, 2010      

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Firemen rescued on Sunday 26 people alive in Concepcion from the rubble of a collapsed building due to the 8.8-magnitude earthquake that shook the country on Saturday early morning.

The firemen said that they also rescued six bodies from the 14-floor building that collapsed, adding that between 60 and 80 people are still under the rubble of that building.

The firemen said that there could be more survivors due to the characteristics of the building.

On Saturday morning, Chile was hit by an earthquake of 8.8 magnitude on the Richter scale. A total of 708 people have been confirmed killed in the quake and the death toll is likely to rise.

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