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Ecuador earthquake leaves hundreds dead

At least 480 people have died in Ecuador following a 7.8 magnitude earthquake which struck off the country's northwest Pacific coast.

President Correa confirmed the death toll had reached the hundreds after the quake caused "considerable damage" near the epicentre as well as in the largest city of Guayaquil.

It follows the deaths of at least 32 people across the Pacific in Japan after two large earthquakes hit in the past few days.

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Ecuador: Man pulled out of collapsed hotel alive

A man was pulled from a collapsed hotel alive in a daring rescue mission following Ecuador's devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake.

Dramatic footage shows hotel administrator Pablo Cordova being lifted from the rubble by several rescue workers in the coastal city of Portoviejo.

Mr Cordova was rescued after he managed to call a relative under the debris after the building collapsed.

Once removed from the disaster site, Mr Cordova was taken away on a stretcher, as he waved to cheering onlookers.

Saturday's earthquake has left at least 480 people dead and more than 2,500 people injured.

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