Church infrastructure severely damaged in major Chile quake

An 8.8-magnitude earthquake, one of the most powerful in recorded history, shook the South American country of Chile early Saturday morning, taking hundreds of lives and damaging public and Seventh-day Adventist Church infrastructure around the quake’s epicenter, some 200 miles south of the capital, Santiago. The church’s Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) is coordinating with federal emergency officials to provide aid and a small crew is assisting with urban rescue efforts among collapsed buildings. An 8.8-magnitude earthquake struck Chile Saturday morning, damaging infrastructure and collapsing numerous buildings near its epicenter, about 200 miles south of the capital city of Santiago.

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