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Powerful Earthquake Hits Ecuador

The death toll from the powerful earthquake in Ecuador has risen to 233. Hundreds are injured. The U.S. Geological Survey says the shallow 7.8-magnitude quake struck late Saturday along the South American country's coast.
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Boys cry as he finds out that their sister has been killed in an earthquake in Pedernales, Ecuador, April 17, 2016.
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Boys cry as he finds out that their sister has been killed in an earthquake in Pedernales, Ecuador, April 17, 2016.

A police officer stands on debris, next to buildings destroyed by an earthquake in Pedernales, Ecuador, April 17, 2016. The earthquake flattened buildings and buckled highways along its Pacific coast, sending the Andean nation into a state of emergency.
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A police officer stands on debris, next to buildings destroyed by an earthquake in Pedernales, Ecuador, April 17, 2016. The earthquake flattened buildings and buckled highways along its Pacific coast, sending the Andean nation into a state of emergency.

Residents wait in the streets next to a collapsed building after a 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit Ecuadoran northern coastal region, in the town of Pedernales, Ecuador, April 17, 2016.
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Residents wait in the streets next to a collapsed building after a 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit Ecuadoran northern coastal region, in the town of Pedernales, Ecuador, April 17, 2016.

Volunteers rescue a body from a destroyed house after a massive earthquake in Pedernales, April 17, 2016.
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Volunteers rescue a body from a destroyed house after a massive earthquake in Pedernales, April 17, 2016.

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