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Chile struggles to stop looting after earthquake

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Troops in Chile are struggling to control looters after the 8.8 magnitude earthquake on Saturday which killed at least 723 people.

The deteriorating security situation in Concepcion comes despite the influx of thousands of troops to reinforce local police.

These dramatic pictures show people looting at the Desde supermarket in Concepcion, desperate for food and water.

Footage from 24 horas, Television Nacional de Chile (TVN).

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