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    Police officers stand on debris after an earthquake struck off Ecuador's Pacific coast, at Tarqui neighborhood in Manta April 17, 2016

    Ecuador Earthquake Death Toll Rises to 366

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    The death toll from the powerful earthquake that shook coastal Ecuador has risen to 366.

    Police officers stand on debris after an earthquake struck off Ecuador's Pacific coast, at Tarqui neighborhood in Manta April 17, 2016
    © REUTERS / Guillermo Granja
    MEXICO CITY (Sputnik) — The death toll from the powerful earthquake that shook coastal Ecuador has risen to 366, the Latin American state's risk management agency said Monday.

    According to earlier figures, some 350 people were confirmed dead as result of the natural disaster.

    A 7.8-magnitude earthquake hit Ecuador on Saturday, with its epicenter near the town of Pedernales.

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