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Chile declares disaster in quake-hit regions

2 April 2014 Last updated at 10:18 BST

Chile has declared three northern regions hit by a 8.2 magnitude earthquake to be disaster areas.

At least five people are known to have died and tens of thousands of people have been evacuated.

The quake struck at 20:46 local time (23:46 GMT) about 86km (52 miles) north-west of the mining area of Iquique, the US Geological Survey said.

Alpa Patel reports.