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Man, 72, pulled alive from rubble almost 2 weeks after Ecuador earthquake

Man, 72, pulled alive from rubble almost 2 weeks after Ecuador earthquake

A 72-year-old man was pulled from rubble in western Ecuador after being trapped for almost two weeks since the earthquake that killed nearly 650 people in the country, officials said Saturday.

The man was located Friday after a search team from Venezuela heard him "making sounds in a partially collapsed house" in the coastal province of Manabi, the team was quoted as saying in a statement posted by the Venezuelan embassy in Quito.

The man, named as Manuel Vasquez, was suffering from kidney failure and dehydration and had lost three toes, it said. He was taken to a hospital in the town of Jaramijo.

The earthquake that struck on April 16 left 660 people...

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