In Ecuador, at least 500 people have died, and 2,500 remain injured from the 7.8 magnitude earthquake on Saturday.
Officials continue to rescue survivors trapped under buildings several days after the earthquake struck.
After being stuck under rubble since Sunday three survivors of the Ecuador earthquake have finally been rescued.https://t.co/iyw3mVsyt1
— nzherald (@nzherald) April 19, 2016
Three survivors pulled from rubble 32 HOURS after Ecuador earthquake https://t.co/Eo7mlQSETO pic.twitter.com/92v8uiLDAW— Daily Mail Online (@MailOnline) April 19, 2016
More than 200 people died in the Manabi Province, the hardest-hit part of Ecuador.
At least 77 dead; 588 injured in devastating earthquake in Ecuador. via @bbcnews. https://t.co/CyzXHwaCKA pic.twitter.com/Yu2fgjrmFH— Jim Roberts (@nycjim) April 17, 2016
Let’s pray for Ecuador 7.8 magnitude Earthquake!!! pic.twitter.com/wcDnVt9KIm— Carlos A. Silva (@cas0770) April 17, 2016
Pictures of damage in Ecuador from the major magnitude 7.8 earthquake. Taken by @JuanCallesMAS pic.twitter.com/7Cs3GNZHJY— Collin Gross (@CollinGrossWx) April 17, 2016
“It was something very ugly. We thought it was the end of the world,” a survivor told CNN. “It started hard, way too hard. We fell. We couldn’t get up. It was too strong. … If it had fallen the other way, we would have died.”
The Ecuadorian government has sent more than “10,000 soldiers and 4,600 police officers to the affected areas.” Medical officials propped up hospitals and shelters to tend to the wounded.
“The lack of water and communication remains a big problem,” said Ricardo Peñaherrera of the national emergency management office in Ecuador. “Many highways are in bad shape, especially in the mountainous area, because it has been raining recently due to (the) El Niño weather phenomenon.”
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