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7.8 earthquake kills hundreds in Ecuador

Vice President Jorge Glas said at least 233 people died and at least 600 others were injured as the magnitude 7.8 earthquake struck at 8:00 p.m. Eastern on Saturday night, with states of emergency declared in “Esmeraldas, Los Rios, Manabi, Santa Elena, Guayas and Santo Domingo.” According to NBC, tremors reached the capital of Quito some 100 miles away. Photos from Ecuador showed massive damage to cities and towns.