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Powerful quake hits Ecuador

Updated 3:32 PM ET, Wed April 20, 2016
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Soldiers move an injured person onto a military airplane at an air base in Manta on Tuesday, April 19. A magnitude-7.8 quake struck off Ecuador's central coast on Saturday, April 16, flattening buildings and buckling highways. It's the deadliest quake to strike the South American country in decades. LUIS ACOSTA/AFP/Getty Images
A relative kisses a photo of Kexly Valentino attached to her coffin in Montecristi on April 19. Kexly and her mother and brother died in the quake. Rodrigo Abd/AP
Rescuers search for survivors in Manta on April 19. LUIS ACOSTA/AFP/Getty Images
Maria Victoria, 89, is comforted by her daughter Mariana in Estancia Las Palmas on April 19. The elderly woman was injured when a column fell on her. Rodrigo Abd/AP
A Manta family wakes up April 19 after sleeping outside their home destroyed in the quake. Rodrigo Abd/AP
Firefighters remove a body from a destroyed building in Portoviejo on Monday, April 18. Rodrigo Abd/AP
A truck moves the belongings of a family from Pedernales to Jama over a road destroyed in the quake on April 18. Dolores Ochoa/AP
Pallbearers carry a coffin to a cemetery as relatives mourn the loss of loved ones in Portoviejo on April 18. Rodrigo Abd/AP
A man, his home destroyed by the earthquake, sleeps in a boat docked along the shore in La Chorrera on April 18. Dolores Ochoa/AP
Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa kisses a group of children after meeting with local authorities at the emergency center in Portoviejo on Sunday, April 17. Rodrigo Abd/AP
Rescue workers search the rubble of a collapsed building for victims in Guayaquil, Ecuador, on April 17. LUIS ACOSTA/AFP/Getty Images
Volunteers remove a body from a destroyed house in Pedernales, Ecuador, on April 17. Dolores Ochoa/AP
Vehicles from a car dealership hang on a precipice caused by an earthquake induced landslide in Portoviejo, Ecuador, on April 17. Juan Fernando Molina/AP
People walk among the debris of a collapsed building in Pedernales, Ecuador, on April 17. Jose Jacome/Sipa USA/EFE/Sipa USA
A woman cries as she stands next to a destroyed house in Pedernales, Ecuador, April 17. Dolores Ochoa/AP
People make their way through debris from a collapsed building in Pedernales, Ecuador, on April 17. JOSE JACOME/EFE/EPA
A building has collapsed in Portoviejo on April 17. JUAN CEVALLOS/AFP/Getty Images
People search through the rubble of destroyed homes in Pedernales on April 17. Dolores Ochoa/AP
A destroyed vehicle lies under debris in Portoviejo on April 17. JUAN CEVALLOS/AFP/Getty Images
A man takes in the damage in Portoviejo on April 17. JUAN CEVALLOS/AFP/Getty Images
A rescue worker searches a destroyed house in Pedernales on April 17. Dolores Ochoa/AP
Residents remain on the streets for fear of aftershocks in Pedernales on April 17. Dolores Ochoa/AP
Rescue workers try to pull out survivors trapped in a collapsed building in Manta on April 17. ARIEL OCHOA/AFP/AFP/Getty Images
Police check out a car crushed under a collapsed overpass in Guayaquil. Jeff Castro/AP
Rescue workers stand near a destroyed car in Guayaquil. MARCOS PIN MENDEZ/AFP/Getty Images
Residents walk on a street amid destroyed buildings in Guayaquil on April 16. ARIEL OCHOA/AFP/Getty Images
An hotel leans after the earthquake in Manta on April 16. Patricio Ramos/AP
Damage is seen inside a store in Guayaquil on April 16. Ecuavisa/Ecuavisa