Ecuador Quake Claims 525 Lives

3456The Ecuador quake has claimed 525 lives, and the figure is expected to rise with nearly 200 people missing. The number surpasses the lethal quakes of Peru and Chile. The office of the national prosecutors put the figure at 507 with 11 foreigners, 15 people are yet to be identified. Meanwhile, fresh tremors are rocking the region with an aftershock of 6.1 on the Richter scale. The new tremors had its epicenter at the offshore around 15 miles from Muisne. The search operations are on with rescuers and doctors from Cuba, Mexico, Colombia and other regions checking for survivors. The aid workers are combing the rubbles restoring water supply and electricity.

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