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Ecuador earthquake: death toll rises after 7.8-magnitude quake – latest developments
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Ecuador earthquake: death toll rises after 7.8-magnitude quake – latest developments

by firstsource newsApril 17, 2016

President Correa calls national emergency after at least 77 people killed and over 500 injured in 7.8-magnitude quake

Jaime Nebot, mayor of Guayaquil, has just tweeted, saying the death toll has not risen any further in his city overnight.

At this time no new deaths or more wounded in Guayaquil are reported. The numbers are: 1 death and 6 not seriously injured.

A esta hora no se reportan nuevos fallecidos ni más heridos en Guayaquil. Las cifras son: 1 fallecido y 6 heridos no graves.

’s Risk Management agency has announced that residents who evacuated coastal towns because of the risk of a tsunami can return home now.

The epicentre of the quake, around the coast, is sparsely populated, mainly by tourist beaches and fishing villages.

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