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17 people killed, 37 injured in landslide in Ecuador – Officials

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Quito: At least 17 people were killed and 37 others were injured in a landslide in central Ecuador, the National Secretariat for Risk Management said on Friday.

On Sunday, a massive landslide hit the city of Alausi in the province of Chimborazo.

The agency added that 72 people are considered missing, with a total of 500 local residents being affected by the landslide. In addition, the natural disaster completely destroyed 57 houses, the agency noted.

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