News Release

April 18, 2016

City of Toronto Press Conference - Ecuadorian Earthquake

On Saturday, the 7.8-magnitude quake struck off Ecuador's Pacific coast, 170 kilometers northwest of the nation’s capital, Quito. Hundreds of casualties, thousands injured, tens of thousands homeless –leaving behind massive destruction on what was known as the most beautiful beaches along “La Ruta Del Sol” … death and destruction dominates the scenery along costal cities of  Manta, Portoviejo, Pedernales. Quito the nation's capital and Guayaquil the country’s main port didn’t escape the shadow of death.

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