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16 People Killed After 6.8-Magnitude Earthquake Hits Ecuador and Peru

HeadlineMar 20, 2023

At least 16 people have died after a 6.8-magnitude earthquake struck off the southern coast of Ecuador Saturday, about 50 miles from Guayaquil. One of the deaths was reported in northern Peru. This comes as the region is still reeling from Cyclone Yaku, which killed at least eight people.

Survivor: “My house was filled with water up to the waist. It reached us. We have lost everything. I lost everything. I don’t even have anywhere to sleep or to sit.”

An estimated 60 people have died since the rainy season began in Peru.

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