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Death Toll From Ecuador Earthquake Nears 650

The death toll from last week’s earthquake in Ecuador has risen to 646, President Rafael Correa said Saturday. Last Saturday's quake, the worst to hit the nation in nearly seven decades, injured about 12,500 people and left 130 missing along the country's Pacific coast. “These have been sad days for the homeland,” a visibly moved Correa said during his regular Saturday TV broadcast. “The country is in crisis.” Thousands of soldiers and police have been deployed throughout...

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