Netherlands' 300,000 for Chilean earthquake

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The Netherlands is donating 300,000 euros to the victims of Chile's recent earthquake. The money, which will be given to the Red Cross, is intended to pay for emergency shelters, clean water and field hospitals. It has also offered to send several experts to help, but it is not yet clear whether Chile wishes to accept them.

The Dutch Foreign Ministry says it has still had no contact with the 57 Dutch people in the country at the time of the earthquake. Of the 57, 37 were tourists and 20 individuals who lived there. One of the 20 was the Netherlands' honorary consul, who lived in Concepción.