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Earthquake Kills 4 In Quito, Ecuador

August 13, 2014

By The Associated Press


QUITO, Ecuador - Rescue workers have recovered the body of a man killed in a landslide and a hospitalized man has also died, raising to four the death toll in a shallow 5.1-magnitude earthquake in Ecuador`s capital region.

Authorities say another three people are missing in a landslide just north of Quito.

Three people were killed in two separate slides. The man whose Wednesday death in the hospital was announced by the interior minister was struck by loosened earth while working on bridge-building project.

The fourth person killed in Tuesday`s quake was a child crushed by bags of falling rice in Quito.

Damage was not widespread but slides blocked several highways and more than 30 aftershocks were felt.

The quake was centered 14 miles northeast of Quito.


Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.


Story image: A rescue dog searches for more victims of the earthquake in Catequilla north of Quito, Ecuador, Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014. AP Photo/Dolores Ochoa

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