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PHOTOS: Aid flows in after deadly 7.8-mag quake hits Ecuador, death toll rises to 350

Published:Monday | April 18, 2016 | 12:47 PM
Residents sleep under a makeshift tent outside the emergency center in the town of Portoviejo, Ecuador, Sunday.
Residents sleep under a makeshift tent outside the emergency center in the town of Portoviejo, Ecuador, Sunday.
Rescue workers stand behind rubble after an earthquake in Portoviejo, Ecuador.
A bulldozer moves rubble after an earthquake in Portoviejo, Ecuador.
A woman carries a table through the street after an earthquake in Pedernales, Ecuador.
People search a collapsed building in Portoviejo, Ecuador.
A destroyed house is seen in Pedernales, Ecuador.
Rescue workers search a collapsed building in Manta, Ecuador.
Rubble from a collapsed building lays on the ground in Tarqui, the business district of Manta.
Volunteers cover a body trapped in a collapsed building, after a massive earthquake in Pedernales, Ecuador
Vehicles from a car dealership hang on a precipice caused by an earthquake induced landslide in Portoviejo, Ecuador, Sunday
People carry an empty coffin on a pick up truck as they drive to collect the body of an earthquake victim in Pedernales, Ecuador, Sunday.
A hand appears from the rubble of a collapsed building in Pedernales, Ecuador, Sunday.
People carry a body to the morgue after an earthquake in Portoviejo, Ecuador.
Paramedics transfer an injured person after an earthquake in Portoviejo, Ecuador, Sunday, April 17, 2016. Rescuers pulled survivors from the rubble Sunday.
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Rescuers and aid from all over the world are flooding into Ecuador as survivors start a second day in towns flattened by the quake, and the search for people trapped beneath the rubble continues.

Ecuador's Foreign Affairs Minister Guillaume Long says hundreds of international aid workers are already in place.

Mexico has sent 120 helpers, Spain sent 80 rescue experts and Chile sent 49 firefighters.

Missions have also arrived from Peru, Cuba, Bolivia, Venezuela, and Switzerland.

Secretary of State John Kerry says the US will help in any way possible.

International aid groups have dispatched doctors and psychologists, and dogs trained to search for survivors.

Workers are also setting up plants to clean drinking water.

Meanwhile, Ecuador's security minister says the death toll from the country's devastating earthquake has risen to 350.

Cesar Navas tells the Teleamazonas station that rescuers are continuing to seek more victims and survivors in collapsed buildings after Saturday night's 7.8-magnitude quake.