Ecuador searches for quake survivors as death toll rises

April 18, 2016 12:02 AM

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PEDERNALES, Ecuador — As darkness fell Sunday on the seaside town of Pedernales, the epicenter of a 7.8 magnitude earthquake that killed at least 246 people, residents gathered outside the a soccer stadium, hoping for supplies and news.

Some, huddling silently and teary-eyed at one entrance, had come to identify the bodies of missing loved ones.

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