September 17, 2015 / 7:50 PM / 4 years ago

Chile government declares state of emergency for Coquimbo region

A woman recovers items from her destroyed house after an earthquake hit areas of central Chile, in Coquimbo city, north of Santiago, Chile, September 17, 2015. REUTERS/Mauricio Ubilla

SANTIAGO (Reuters) - Chile’s government declared on Thursday a state of emergency for the earthquake-hit region of Coquimbo, which was hardest hit by the Wednesday night temblor and ensuing tsunami waves.

“This decision was taken mainly after (President Michelle Bachelet’s) on-the-ground visit to Coquimbo over the last few hours,” said Interior Minister Jorge Burgos.

Reporting by Anthony Esposito; Editing by Meredith Mazzilli

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