Survivors of Chile quake live in fear

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People of Chile are trying to cope with the aftermath of the devastating earthquake. The quake toppled homes, destroyed bridges and sent vehicles plunging into the fractured earth.

It's left many survivors homeless while the injured are being treated in hospitals.

After the devastating earthquake, many badly injured Chileans were rushed to hospital.

Local residents huddled in streets full of rubble from destroyed homes. Many, terrified by numerous powerful aftershocks, were desperately trying to find their loved ones and neighbors.

Chilean Man, said, "It was very strong. I was on the tenth floor. We had to go down. A woman fell from the ninth floor."

Chilean Man, said, "It's the first time in my life I feel an earthquake that strong."

Broken glass and chunks of concrete and bricks were strewn across roads in and around Santiago. People streamed onto the streets, hugging each other and crying.

Earthquake Survivor, said, "Everything fell and collapsed onto the first floor. It was unimaginable."

Many are finding it almost too much to come to terms with.

Earthquake Survivor, said, "I no longer have a front of my house, no windows, no doors.The doubt we have at the moment is if it's actually habitable. We are scared that if we go inside, it may collapse on us.I had kept all these emotions all this time, but now that I realize the reality of the situation, I'm broken."

In the wake of the 8.8 magnitude quake, dozens of powerful aftershocks continued rattling Chile's coast. 24 of them reached magnitude five or greater, and one even stood at magnitude 6.9.

The aftershocks mean Chileans may be living in fear for some time to come.

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