Four Canadians now confirmed dead in Ecuador earthquake

Four Canadians are now confirmed dead in the devastating earthquake that killed more than 400 people in Ecuador.

OTTAWA — Four Canadians are now confirmed dead in the devastating earthquake that killed more than 400 people in Ecuador.

Global Affairs Canada has doubled the Canadian death total, but is providing no other details, citing privacy concerns.

Already, Jennifer Mawn and her son, Arthur Laflamme, were reportedly killed when the roof of their residence caved in as the 7.8-magnitude quake struck Saturday night.

The earthquake, the strongest to hit Ecuador since 1979, levelled buildings and buckled highways along the Pacific Coast of the South American country.

It was centred about 170 kilometres northwest of the capital, Quito.

Global Affairs has asked friends and relatives of those known to be travelling in Ecuador to contact its emergency response centre.

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