Earthquake in Ecuador Kills More Than 230, President Says


A building was collapsed in Pedernales, Ecuador, on Sunday after a 7.8-magnitude earthquake.

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QUITO, Ecuador — The strongest earthquake to strike Ecuador in decades left the Andean nation traumatized on Sunday, with collapsed buildings in a swath of destruction stretching hundreds of miles. More than 200 people were killed and hundreds more were wounded.

President Rafael Correa cut short a visit to Europe and decreed a national emergency after the 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck Saturday night, shaking the central coast. The effects could be felt in the capital, Quito, and into parts of Peru and Colombia.

President Correa said in a

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