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Monday, 24 June 2024 2.39 AM IST

Massive earthquake hits Ecuador; 13 killed, causes widespread damage

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QUITO: 13 people were killed in an earthquake of magnitude 6.8 that shook Ecuador on Saturday. Several buildings were damaged in the tremors that occurred around 12 pm local time. The tremor was felt along the coast of Ecuador and northern Peru. The epicenter of the earthquake was in the city of Balao in the province of Guayas, Ecuador.

There are reports of damage to houses, schools and medical centers in the earthquake. President of Ecuador said that the rescue operation is ongoing and that people should remain calm.

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