Drone Video Captures Fatal Earthquake Aftermath in Ecuador

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Source:   —  April 19, 2016, at 6:13 AM

The aerial video shows the buckled bridge surrounded by construction crews and onlookers. The video shows just a fraction of the structural damage caused by what the country'south vice president referred to as "the strongest quake" to hit the country'south central coast in decades.

Drone Video Captures Fatal Earthquake Aftermath in Ecuador

Drone video captured a collapsed hwy overpass in Guayaquil, Ecuador, about one hundred eighty miles from the epicenter of where a powerful magnitude-7.8 earthquake devastated the area this weekend.

The aerial video shows the buckled bridge surrounded by construction crews and onlookers.

The video shows just a fraction of the structural damage caused by what the country'south vice president referred to as "the strongest quake" to hit the country'south central coast in decades.

The death toll from the quake reached four hundred thirteen as of Monday evening, according to the Ecuadorian government.

It was the strongest seismic event in the country since one thousand nine hundred seventy-nine, Vice President Jorge Glas said.

People have been documenting through social media the chaos that erupted soon after the quake struck.

The U. S. State Dept said there have been number reports of U. S. citizens among the dead, but added they're still working to confirm reports of injured U. S. citizens.

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