One of the buildings in Portoviejo, Ecuador, that fell on April 17th due to the 7.8-magnitude earthquake. Some time will be required to search through the debris in the remote areas of the country, but currently the estimated number of victims is 272. The authorities are convinced that this figure is much higher. "Ecuador has been hit tremendously hard, — the President Rafael Correa said.
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