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Hope for more quake survivors is running out as death toll in Ecuador reaches 577

Hope for more quake survivors is running out as death toll in Ecuador reaches 577

Rescue workers in Ecuador continued to sort through rubble in search of 155 people still missing after last weekend's massive earthquake.

Five people were pulled out alive late Wednesday, including an Argentine tourist and his 3-year-old son. But as days pass, the chances of finding more survivors diminish.

The death toll as of Thursday afternoon stood at 577, up from 553 a day earlier. Foreign Minister Guillaume Long said that figure included 20 foreigners.

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The rescue effort was focused on the coastal province of Manabi, which was hit hardest by the...

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