Glas, in a televised address, said the death toll would likely rise."No Ecuadorian is alone," he said in a message on Twitter. nation that is united and will emerge stronger from this disaster." Pope Francis, addressing the faithful in St.

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In the port city of Guayaquil, an overpass collapsed on a car, killing the driver and seriously injuring the passenger, Colombian broadcaster Noticias Caracol reported.

Several other buildings were damaged, and the roof of a shopping center in Guayaquil collapsed.

The Ecuador quake comes after two powerful earthquakes hit Japan last week, killing at least 41 people with 11 others still missing Sunday.

Landslides in Ecuador complicated emergency workers efforts to reach some areas hardest hit.

Ecuadorians recover belongings from their homes in Pedernales, Ecuador.

The death toll from the country's earthquake was set to rise sharply after authorities warned that 1,700 people were still missing.Rescue workers work to pull out survivors trapped in a collapsed building after a huge earthquake struck, in the city of Manta early on April 17, 2016.At least 41 people were killed when a powerful 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck Ecuador, destroying buildings and sending terrified residents dashing from their homes, authorities said late on April 16.A 6.1-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Ecuador Wednesday, just four days after a more powerful quake killed more than 500 people.A man stands on an earthquake-damaged building in Pedernales.Many survivors were trapped beneath the rubble of collapsed buildings, as rescue workers try to pull them out."These are very difficult moments," said Vice President Jorge Glas, who had taken charge of recovery efforts until Correa returned from a Vatican conference.