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Ecuador: Deadly Landslide After Heaviest Rainfall 11 people Dead

A huge landslide triggered by the heaviest rainfall in Ecuador for almost 20 years has killed at least 11 people in the capital, Quito, officials say.

At least 32 people were injured.

Weather experts said the amount of rain that hit the mountain was almost 40 times as much as forecast.

Local emergency services published a dramatic video showing the devastation caused by the flooding.

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Quito Mayor Santiago Guarderas said Monday’s rainfall was “a record figure” not seen since 2003.

The authorities are also planning to deploy the army to help in a search and rescue operation, reports say.