In the statement made on the Ecuadorian Presidency website regarding the 6.7 magnitude earthquake that occurred 6 kilometers northeast of the city of Balao, it was reported that the death toll rose to 14 and the number of injured to 446.
It was noted that the cities most affected by the earthquake in the country were El Oro and Azuay, and that search and rescue efforts continue.
According to local media reports, at least 360 buildings were destroyed in the earthquake.
Ecuador's President Guillermo Lasso visited the cities where the destruction took place. Lasso said, "As the government, we have urgently provided all the financial resources necessary for the work to be started quickly. Damage assessment studies have begun."
It was shared that a 4-year-old girl died and 73 people were injured in the city of Tumbes in northern Peru, which was affected by the earthquake.
On the other hand, in the statements made by the Latin American countries Brazil, Colombia and Chile, it was stated that they were ready to help by emphasizing the solidarity with the people of Ecuador and Peru affected by the earthquake.
The earthquake on March 18 occurred at a depth of 65.7 kilometers.
According to BNO News, in a written statement from the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center, it was noted that there was no tsunami threat after the earthquake.
It was stated that the earthquake was also felt in the neighboring country Peru.