Toll Expected to Rise Further After 272 Killed in Ecuadorian Quake

April 18, 2016 3:47 AM

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Toll Expected to Rise Further After 272 Killed in Ecuadorian Quake

Ecuador's president rushed home Sunday night to coordinate rescue and recovery efforts after a giant 7.8-magnitude earthquake killed at least 272 people and injured thousands more.

President Rafael Correa said Sunday night that the death toll had risen to 272 as search teams continued to pick at rubble looking for survivors and victims.

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