A woman walks next to a destroyed house in Iquique, northern Chile
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Chile leader evacuates as second big quake strikes

A powerful 7.6 magnitude earthquake has rocked northern Chile, just over 24 hours after an 8.2 tremor killed six people, destroyed 2,600 houses and led to mass evacuations.

A tsunami alert in Chile and Peru was again issued, but was later lifted after waves of 2.4ft (0.7 meters) hit coastal areas.

Chilean President Michelle Bachelet was among those evacuated on Thursday.

Nick Childs reports.

  • 03 Apr 2014
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