In addition, according to the latest reports from the authorities, 23 people have also been injured and about 50 others are missing. Images show how aid workers in the South American country search for survivors with their hands in the mud.
Hundreds of people lost their homes due to the landslide. President Guillermo Lasso reports that aid workers from nearby towns have come to Alausí to assist in the search and rescue efforts.
Relief supplies have also been brought to the place, which is located about 300 kilometers south of the capital Quito.
Earthquake of 6.8
Ecuador was hit by a magnitude 6.8 earthquake just over a week ago. The natural disaster killed 15 people and injured more than 300 people. This quake also caused several landslides.
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