Rescue operations continue slowly into the night of Wednesday March 29 in Alausi, southern Ecuador, where a landslide left at least 11 dead and 67 missing, but hopes of finding survivors dwindled. dwindling more than two days after the disaster.
Accompanied by sniffer dogs, groups of rescuers and residents cautiously search the rubble, after a huge mountain slab broke off overnight from Sunday to Monday in this town in the province of Chimborazo, some 300 km north. south of Quito.
According to the latest official report, the landslide left 11 dead and 67 missing, and 163 houses were affected by the mudslide which fell on a peripheral district clinging to the mountainside.
Coming to the scene on Monday evening, Ecuadorian President Guillermo Lasso was greeted with boos and cries of hostility: