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Rescuers Search Afro-Ecuadorian Villages for Quake Survivors

By Lisa Vives

 

MR VIsion natioanl Rescuers Search Afro(TriceEdneywire.com) – The death toll in Ecuador’s African coastal communities from a massive earthquake continues to rise as rescuers dig for survivors in the battered villages.

On Monday, reports from Esmeraldas, called the birthplace of Afro-Hispanic culture, estimated that 350 people died in the quake that sent buildings tumbling and roads buckling. Over one million African descendants reside in the area settled in the 1600s by escapees from Spanish slave ships.

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