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    Posted March 11, 2010 by
    Pelequen, Chile
    This iReport is part of an assignment:
    Earthquakes in Chile

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    A house in ruins


    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     AlexPT told me, 'Being there seeing these people really touches you.'
    - hhanks, CNN iReport producer

    When you have someone in front of you that has lost everything and that now has nothing, you realize at that moment how lucky you are.

    To have that luck and on top of that try to shoot that misery and devastation is something very tough and hard, especially when people look at you with a face of sadness and despair. But as a Reporter you also realize that you are shooting and recording on tape to help. To show the world what happened here and try, as I said in my last iReport which is called "A town in ruins", to transmit what you feel as a reporter, when you see these images.

    This was shot in Pelequen, a village not far from Rancagua, the capital of the region, as well as my last iReport which is called "A town in ruins" and that was also shot Saturday the 6th of March. That iReport focused on the destruction of the whole town whereas this one focuses on the destruction of one house in particular.

    The ceilings of the rooms inside this house had collapsed and luckly the person that was renting the house managed. The owners of the building have nothing else and they were getting the things they could rescue before the house is demolished.

    Help will come to people like them who have nothing. The chilean nation has united and on the telethon done on Friday 5 and Saturday 6, the sum of money donated was the double of what was predicted. That is only the beginning of a big help that will start to arrive on the days to come.

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