Power back on, but thousands still homeless, in quake-hit Puerto Rico

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  • Tuesday, 14 Jan 2020

FILE PHOTO: A house that collapsed on its foundation is seen after an earthquake in Yauco, Puerto Rico January 8, 2020. REUTERS/Marco Bello

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (Reuters) - Puerto Rico's public power utility said on Monday it has restored electricity to almost all the island, nearly a week after the strongest earthquake in more than a century knocked out all power and caused at least $110 million (£84.7 million) in damage.

Nearly 5,000 people left homeless by a series of quakes have taken refuge in government shelters, officials said on Monday, in addition to hundreds if not thousands more people who are sleeping outside their homes.

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