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Death Toll in Ecuador Quake Triples; 233 Killed

The death toll from a powerful earthquake in Ecuador surged to 233 on Sunday, as daylight aided rescue and recovery efforts from the overnight devastation. The latest figures from the office of President Rafael Correa more than triple earlier estimates. Hundreds more people were injured when the the shallow 7.8-magnitude quake struck late Saturday along the South American country's coast. Initial reports indicate heavy damage in the coastal city of Manta. Rescue crews struggled...

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