More than 230 dead in earthquake Ecuador

More than 230 dead in earthquake Ecuador

World April 17, 2016 16:35

- The death toll from the earthquake that struck Ecuador Saturday, has risen to 233. The president of the South American country, Rafael Correa Delgado, said this Sunday. It is feared that the death toll continues to rise.

The quake with a magnitude of 7.8 was the worst in decades in the country and was followed by 55 aftershocks. The epicenter was off the coast, about twenty kilometers deep, but the quake was felt hundreds of kilometers away in the capital, Quito.

Correa declared a state of emergency and has been previously returned from a visit to Vatican City.,, Everything can be rebuilt, but lost lives do not come back. That hurts the most, '' said Correa.

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