Earthquake in Ecuador/ 15 victims are reported

2023-03-19 14:24:00, Kosova & Bota CNA
Earthquake in Ecuador/ 15 victims are reported
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At least 15 people have lost their lives = and more than 400 have been injured, as a result of a 6.7 magnitude earthquake that has struck the southern bay of Ecuador.

It has been reported that buildings have been damaged in several cities. The southern province of El Oro was the most affected by the earthquake, and according to the authorities, 12 people lost their lives.

President Guillermo Lasso has called on citizens to remain calm while officials assess the damage.

He also visited a hospital in the city of Macala to meet some wounded.

This is the most powerful earthquake to hit Ecuador since 2016, when nearly 700 people died and thousands more were injured.

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