Ecuador quake toll rises to 246 dead and 2,527 injured

QUITO, April 18 (APP/AFP): The toll from the big earthquake in Ecuador rose on Sunday to 246 dead and 2,527 people injured, the country’s vice president said.

The latest figures were given by Vice President Jorge Glas as he visited a devastated coastal area. Previously officials said Saturday’s 7.8-magnitude quake killed 235 and injured 1,557.