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Manta - Death Toll Rises To 507 From Ecuador Earthquake

Published on: April 19, 2016 08:47 PM
By: AP
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A soldier uses his mobile phone as a flashlight to search for survivors after an earthquake in Portoviejo, Ecuador, Monday, April 18, 2016. A Saturday night quake left a trail of ruin along Ecuador’s Pacific Ocean coast. Hundreds have died, thousands are homeless and without electricity. (AP Photo/Emilio D. Garcia)A soldier uses his mobile phone as a flashlight to search for survivors after an earthquake in Portoviejo, Ecuador, Monday, April 18, 2016. A Saturday night quake left a trail of ruin along Ecuador’s Pacific Ocean coast. Hundreds have died, thousands are homeless and without electricity. (AP Photo/Emilio D. Garcia)

Manta - Ecuadorean authorities say the death toll from the weekend earthquake has risen to 507.

The Attorney General’s Office says 499 of the dead have been identified so far and returned to loved ones.

It says 11 foreigners were among those killed.

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An air force soldier stands guard in front of buildings collapsed by an earthquake in Manta, Ecuador, Monday, April 18, 2016. A Saturday night quake left a trail of ruin along Ecuador’s Pacific Ocean coast. Hundreds died and thousands are homeless. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)An air force soldier stands guard in front of buildings collapsed by an earthquake in Manta, Ecuador, Monday, April 18, 2016. A Saturday night quake left a trail of ruin along Ecuador’s Pacific Ocean coast. Hundreds died and thousands are homeless. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)


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