American Among Hundreds Killed in Ecuador After Devastating Earthquake

PHOTO: Search and rescue workers are seen on duty over the collapsed buildings in Pedernales, Manabi Province of Ecuador, April 17, 2016. PlayJosep Vecino/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images
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An American is among the 413 killed in Ecuador after a devastating earthquake struck Saturday, a State Department spokesperson said today.

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Additional details about the American were not immediately available.

Ecuador’s president Rafael Correa characterized the powerful 7.8 quake as Ecuador’s biggest tragedy in 67 years.