Powerful earthquake in Ecuador leaves behind trail of destruction

At least 77 people were killed in the earthquake at Ecuador, which was recorded at a 7.8 magnitude. In this photo, rescue workers are seen working to pull out survivors trapped in a collapsed building in the city of Manta.

FP Staff April 17, 2016 15:39:11 IST
Powerful earthquake in Ecuador leaves behind trail of destruction
Powerful earthquake in Ecuador leaves behind trail of destruction

A collapsed home is seen after an earthquake in the city of Guayaquil in Ecuador on 17 April, 2016. AFP

Powerful earthquake in Ecuador leaves behind trail of destruction

At least 77 people were killed in the earthquake, which was recorded at a 7.8 magnitude. In this photo, rescue workers are seen working to pull out survivors trapped in a collapsed building in the city of Manta. AFP

Powerful earthquake in Ecuador leaves behind trail of destruction

The US Geological Survey said that the earthquake was the strongest sjnce 1979 to hit Ecuador. AFP

Powerful earthquake in Ecuador leaves behind trail of destruction

Two men are seen removing debris from a fallen building. Ecuador's President Rafael Correa called on people in the country to stay strong. AFP

Powerful earthquake in Ecuador leaves behind trail of destruction

A collapsed home is seen after the earthquake in the city of Guayaquil. AFP

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