Strong quake kills at least 15 in Ecuador and Peru

By Gonzalo Solano
Updated March 19 2023 - 1:53pm, first published 1:49pm
One of the quake victims was a passenger in a vehicle crushed by rubble from a house in Cuenca. (AP PHOTO)
One of the quake victims was a passenger in a vehicle crushed by rubble from a house in Cuenca. (AP PHOTO)

At least 15 people have died after a strong earthquake shook southern Ecuador and northern Peru, trapping others under rubble and sending rescue teams out into streets littered with debris and fallen power lines.

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