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Earthquake in Ecuador Hits 7.8 Magnitude


Magnitude 7.8 earthquake hits Ecuador leaving not less than 28 people died in quake that was centered near the coast of Ecuador; the country’s vice president, Jorge Glas, told the nation Saturday night in a televised address.

Glas said a state of emergency was now in effect and added that preventive evacuations in coastal areas were underway because of possible tsunami risks.

In Guayaquil, Ecuador’s most populous city, emergency personnel recovered one body from the scene of a bridge collapse, a police officer told reporters with Ecuadorian TV stations.

Elsewhere in the city of 2 million people, shoppers were shaken by the earthquake.


Rev Francis Waive

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