Posted On 20 Apr 2016
The continuous heartbeat is depleted every minute, the clock ticks amid rescue efforts. Sweat does not matter if someone is taken out of the rubble alive.
Firefighters alternate intense work days under grueling heat and concentrate on specific points of Manta and Portoviejo.
In the Pedro Gual Avenue, in the heart of Portoviejo, El Gato hotel, a building of more than 55 years, fell down. But one of the survivors could get out of the debris. This invites us to continue dreaming.
Sonia Zambrano already had prepared the coffin for her husband Pablo Cordova. Her tears and despair assailed her. He was impacted by the weight of the five floors of the hotel where he worked as a receptionist when the earth shook last Saturday.