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New aftershocks jolt Ecuador still reeling from quake

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AFTERMATH. A man passes by debris from a collapsed house in Manta, Manabi, Ecuador, April 22, 2016. Photo by Christian Escobar Mora/EPA

The official toll from the quake now stands at 602 dead and 130 missing

PEDERNALES, Ecuador (Apr. 23, 2016) — New aftershocks rattled Ecuador on Friday, April 22, and hopes of finding survivors in the rubble all but evaporated, nearly a week after a huge earthquake that killed more than 600 people and injured thousands.

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Aid groups rush to quake-hit Ecuador, families still trapped

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AFTER THE QUAKE. A photo made available on April 19, 2016 shows locals spending the night outdoors due to fear of aftershocks after the 16 April 7.8 magnitude earthquake, in Manta, Ecuador, April 18, 2016. Photo by Christian Escobar Mora/EPA

Hopes that more survivors would be found in the heaps of rubble and twisted metal that used to buildings wane at the crucial 3-day point after the disaster 

PEDERNALES, Ecuador (Apr. 20, 2016) — International rescuers and aid groups rushed on Tuesday, April 19, to help victims of Ecuador’s earthquake as searchers dug for families trapped in rubble 3 days after the disaster that killed more than 400 people.

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