Seven Confirmed Colombians killed in Ecuador Earthquake, 75 still missing

Posted on April 19, 2016 • Filed under: Colombia, Ecuador, Ecuador Emergency reported seven Colombians have been declared dead as a result of the earthquake last Saturday in Ecuador already left 350 dead, according to the Foreign Ministry.

According to the latest report in paragraph #ColombianosEnEcuador also it highlights that have made 139 tracing requests, of which 64 have been resolved and have yet to find 75 people.

[Update 9:12 a.m. #ColombianosEnEcuador] 7 dead, 138 requests for location (located 75 and 63 for location)
Foreign Ministry Colombia (@CancilleriaCol) April 18, 2016 However, it is expected that a more complete report is given in the next few hours.

Meanwhile, the Colombian Red Cross rescue performed with 70 volunteers of Cundinamarca and Bogota, search specialists, prehospital care, telecommunications, damage assessment and needs analysis.

The company said through his account of Twitter : “The @cruzrojacol is ready to respond to requests for Colombians who need to contact their relatives in Ecuador”

Colombia’s foreign ministry in a statement expressed solidarity with Ecuador recorded by the emergency. “We will stay in touch with Ecuadorian authorities to provide assistance that is required to overcome this unfortunate and difficult situation ?, he said.

It is expected that on Monday, another group of volunteers traveling to the neighboring country, doing work support during the initial 10 days.

Simultaneously, Colombia Navy sent a ship with about 60,000 gallons of drinking water, some medicines and clothing to the city of Pedernales in the province of Manabi, Ecuador.

Meanwhile, Claro Colombia ordered a free service for users, prepaid and postpaid Colombians can communicate with Ecuador. This communication will be through SMS messages.


Six provinces of Ecuador were the hardest hit by the powerful earthquake Saturday night. In Pedernales, the epicenter of the quake, some thirty hotels were completely demolished. Video: AFP Agency

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