A resident moves debris washed up by tsunamis on March 1, 2010, in Constitución, one of the towns hardest hit by the massive February 27 earthquake in Chile. (See Chile earthquake pictures.)
Of the more than 700 fatalities of the Chile earthquake, many perished in Chile's small coastal towns. The towns were apparently unprepared for the tsunamis, which tossed boats and flattened buildings.
As many as 350 people died in Constitución (map) alone from 33-foot (10-meter) tsunamis, according to the Miami Herald. The town gymnasium has become a makeshift morgue, and a fishing boat sits in the middle of the public square, MSNBC reported.
"My dreams here have died," Karen Espinoza, owner of a ransacked bakery in Constitución, told Dow Jones Newswires.
"What the earthquake didn't take away, the sea took away. And what the sea didn't take, the looters did."