Alex Massie

Huge Earthquake in Chile, Not Many Dead*

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Not to trivialise the story too much, but if this ain't the headline** in every British newspaper tomorrow then, damn it, the subs should be ashamed of themselves.

*So far & thankfully & given the size (8.8) of the quake anyway. UPDATE Sunday 7pm: It seems, sadly, that more lives have been lost than had first been thought. So, consider this flippancy withdrawn.

**And no, it doesn't matter that it may be based on myth. As another man said, "When the legend becomes fact, print the legend".

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Alex Massie is Scotland Editor of The Spectator. He also writes a column for The Times and is a regular contributor to the Scottish Daily Mail, The Scotsman and other publications.

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