Dozens killed as massive quake rattles Ecuador
Buildings and bridge collapse in 7.8-magnitude temblor near coast; death toll expected to rise after ‘worst seismic event in decades’
Residents walk on a street amid destroyed buildings following an earthquake, April 16, 2016 in Guayaquil, Ecuador. (AFP PHOTO / ARIEL OCHOA)
“Oh, my God, it was the biggest and strongest earthquake I have felt in my whole life. It lasted a long time, and I was feeling dizzy,” said Maria Torres, 60, in the capital Quito, where people fled their homes during Saturday evening’s quake.
Shock and panic