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7.8 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Ecuador

On the evening of Saturday, April 16th a 7.8 magnitude earthquake shook the coastal region of Ecuador.  The death toll is nearing 300 with reports of over 2,500 people injured. Ecuador's President Rafael Correa has declared it a state of emergency, with the number of dead expected to rise “considerably” as crews continue to remove bodies from the rubble, Correa said.

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