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Ecuador declares state of emergency in provinces hit by earthquake, rains
21/03/2023 10:51 PM | Click to read full article
Ecuador’s President Guillermo Lasso declared a state of emergency in 14 provinces worst affected by severe weather and a strong earthquake that shook the country over the weekend. The measure adopted on Monday night will be in force for 60 days and will help authorities to mobilize economic resources to support the population and repair infrastructure. A 6.8 magnitude earthquake on Saturday left at least 14 people dead and hundreds injured.