Chile quake halts festival performances

2010-03-01 08:31 BJT

Special Report: 8.8 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Chile |


South America's popular music festivals in Vina del Mar,nearly 600 kilometers from the earth quake's .

Organizers cancelled performances at the International Song Festival on its final night on Saturday. The quake also caused panic among night revellers at a disco on a beach front hotel.

Meanwhile, Chile's President Michelle Bachelet has visited the city of Constitucion which suffered extensive damage in the quake.

She toured the city in a fire truck stopping to speak to residents and rescue workers.

People walk aside a destroyed road in Talcahuano, Chile, Sunday, Feb. 28, 2010, following a devastating earthquake that struck Chile early Saturday Feb. 27. (AP Photo/ Aliosha Marquez)
People walk aside a destroyed road in Talcahuano, Chile, Sunday,
Feb. 28, 2010, following a devastating earthquake that struck
Chile early Saturday Feb. 27. (AP Photo/ Aliosha Marquez)

Editor: Zhang Pengfei | Source: