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Ecuador earthquake: Scenes from the rubble

The strongest earthquake to hit Ecuador in decades flattened buildings and buckled highways along its Pacific coast. President Rafael Correa said at least 233 people had died and rescuers were struggling to reach survivors trapped in the rubble.

Firemen carry a body from a collapsed building in Pedernales, Ecuador. Rescuers pulled survivors from rubble Sunday after the strongest earthquake to hit Ecuador in decades flattened buildings and buckled highways along its Pacific coast. (Dolores Ochoa / Associated Press)

A man evacuates his belongings in Manta, Ecuador, after a powerful 7.8-magnitude quake hit the country. (Luis Acosta / AFP / Getty Images)

General scene of the destruction in Manta, Ecuador, after a powerful 7.8-magnitude quake hit the country. (Luis Acosta / AFP / Getty Images)

A vehicle rolls on a cracked route after a 7.8-magnitude quake in Chone, Ecuador. (Juan Cevallos / AFP / Getty Images)

Ecuador's President Rafael Correa kisses a group of children after meeting with local authorities in the emergency center in Portoviejo, Ecuador. (Rodrigo Abd / Associated Press)

Veronica Paladines removes rubble in search for her husband in the Tarqui neighborhood in Manta, Ecuador, after a powerful quake hit the country. (Luis Acosta / AFP/Getty Images)

People carry an empty coffin on a pickup truck as they drive to collect the body of an earthquake victim in Pedernales, Ecuador. (Dolores Ochoa / Associated Press)

A pancaked building after a 7.8 magnitude quake in Portoviejo, Ecuador, on April 17, 2016. (Juan Cevallos/AFP/Getty Images)

A woman cries as she stands next to a house destroyed by the earthquake in the Pacific coastal town of Pedernales, Ecuador. (Dolores Ochoa / Associated Press)

A rescue worker searches the rubble of a destroyed house in Pedernales, Ecuador. (Dolores Ochoa / Associated Press)

Residents look for survivors in the rubble of a destroyed house Pedernales, Ecuador. (Dolores Ochoa / Associated Press)

Rescue workers pull out survivors trapped in a collapsed building in Manta, Ecuador. (Ariel Ochoa / AFP/Getty Images)

A collapsed home in Guayaquil, Ecuador. (Marcos Pin Mendez / AFP/Getty Images)

Residents wait in the streets next to a collapsed building in Pedernales, Ecuador. (Jose Jacome / European Pressphoto Agency)

Residents sit in the street under blankets in Pedernales, Ecuador. (Dolores Ochoa / Associated Press)


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