Category: Quito

Number of Missing in Ecuador Landslide Falls to Six, Death Toll 24

QUITO—The mayor of Ecuador’s capital Quito revised the number of people missing after a landslide on Monday night from 12 to 6, although rescue work was still going on, while the death toll stood at 24. Ecuador’s worst rains in nearly two decades overwhelmed a dam near the working class neighborhoods of La Gasca and…


Landslide Kills at Least 24 People in Ecuador’s Capital, 12 Still Missing

QUITO—At least 24 people perished in a landslide in Ecuador’s capital Quito, and 12 others were missing, Mayor Santiago Guarderas said on Tuesday, as rescue teams searched homes and streets covered by mud following the worst deluge in nearly two decades. The torrential rains on Monday night caused a build-up of water in a gorge…