Dozens killed, hundreds injured after powerful earthquake hits Ecuador

GUAYAQUIL, Ecuador (CNN) — More than 77 people are confirmed dead, and more than 570 are injured after a powerful 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit Ecuador yesterday.

Video taken inside a store during the quake captured the scene as people scrambled to take cover.

The earthquake happened near a small town on the county’s Pacific shore.

The country’s vice president says this is the most powerful earthquake to hit the county in decades.

More information will be posted as new rescue and search details are released.

 

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