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Ecuador quake collapses Guayaquil bridge


Ecuador quake collapses Guayaquil bridge

Guayaquil, Ecuador, Apr 17 (ANI): A 7.8 magnitude earthquake collapsed a heavily transited bridge in Guayaquil on Saturday killing one. Police and rescue personnel swarmed around the fallen bridge, which destroyed a car.

Authorities said that one occupant had been killed but the other occupant survived and had been taken to a local hospital. At least 41 people died in Ecuador due to the quake.

The Andean nation's government recommended residents leave coastal areas over concern for rising tides following the quake. The country's Geophysics Institute in a bulletin described "considerable damage" in the area of the epicenter and in Guayaquil, without providing further details.

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