People sleep outside after searching all night for recyclable items on a field where earthquake debris is being placed in Manta, Ecuador, Thursday, April 21, 2016. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
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Survivors of an earthquake that killed 570 people and shattered Ecuador's coast clamored for food, water and medicine Thursday as aid failed to reach some of the remotest parts of the quake zone.Jose Rodriguez, 24, drove two hours from Calceta village to a food storage point outside Pedernales.Lower oil revenue already had left the nation of 16 million people facing near-zero growth and lower investment.Ecuador's worst earthquake in nearly seven decades injured 7,000 people and damaged close to 2,000 buildings. Correa said the death toll would have been lower had Ecuadoreans respected construction regulations beefed up after the 2010 earthquake in Haiti that killed more than 300,000 people.
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