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LDS Church: Missionaries safe after 8.2-magnitude earthquake in Chile

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Posted at 2:50 PM, Apr 02, 2014
and last updated 2014-04-02 16:51:29-04

SALT LAKE CITY – Officials with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints said Wednesday that they have been able to contact and confirm the safety of all of their missionaries serving in Chile, which has experienced an 8.2-magnitude earthquake that has killed at least six people.

LDS Church Spokesman Cody Craynor released the following statement:

“All missionaries serving in Chile have been contacted and are safe.”

According to the LDS Church’s news website, there are nine missions in Chile and 622 congregations.