Death Toll In Ecuador Earthquake Tops 650

Residents comb through a post-earthquake debris field to salvage recyclable material, in Manta, Ecuador, Wednesday, April 20, 2016. Ecuadoreans began burying loved ones felled by the country's deadliest earthquake in decades, while hopes faded that more survivors will be found. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)

The death toll from Ecuador’s devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake last week has risen to 646 people, President Rafael Correa has announced. The earthquake of April 16 – the worst in nearly seven decades – injured around 12,500 people and left 130 missing along the country’s ravaged Pacific coast. “These have been sad days for the homeland,”…

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