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Death Toll Rises to 413 in Ecuador’s Earthquake

Quito, Apr 19 (RHC-PL)-- The number of people killed in the 7.8 magnitude earthquake that devastated northwestern Ecuador on Saturday has risen to 413 according to a report by the country’s Security Coordination Ministry.

The report says 409 search and rescue experts from Cuba, Venezuela, Colombia, Chile, Peru, El Salvador and Mexico work alongside 609 Ecuadorian firefighters, mostly in the hard-hit cities of  Manta, Portoviejo and Pedernales.

Edited by Pavel Jacomino
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