Date: April 20, 2016, 9:42 am

Iran sympathizes with quake-stricken people in Ecuador

Hossein Jaberi Ansari also extended condolences to the families of the victims of the sad event.

Ecuador's Deputy Interior Minister Diego Fuentes announced on Tuesday that the number of the dead caused by the 7.8-magnitude earthquake had risen to 480.

2,560 people were injured during the quake in Ecuador, he said adding still 1,700 are recorded missing.