Rescuers in Ecuador's port city of Manta Tuesday managed to free eight people trapped for more than 32 hours in the rubble of a shopping center as the death toll from Saturday's earthquake climbed to more than 500 on Tuesday, NBC News reported.
The first person who was rescued emerged from a 2.5-foot hole cut through concrete and steel. She was caked in dust and complaining of pain but was otherwise okay.
In nearby Portoviejo, a cellphone call to a relative from underneath a collapsed hotel led searchers to Pablo Cordova, the hotel's administrator.
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Officials said Tuesday the number of dead rose to 507 with about 2,560 people injured. Among the dead have been an American and two Canadians. Dozens remain missing.