DANBURY, Conn. -- Mayor Mark Boughton is expressing his sympathy following the 7.8 magnitude earthquake that struck coastal Ecuador causing severe damage to the Manabí Province on Saturday.
So far it has been reported that at least 480 people have died, and thousands have been injured.
“We are saddened by the terrible loss of life that this earthquake has caused,” said Boughton. “On behalf of the City of Danbury, I would like to extend deepest sympathy and prayers to all of those affected by this devastating tragedy.”
Boughton also expressed his condolences to the Ecuadorian community in Danbury.
“When one member or part of our community suffers a loss, the entire city shares in the loss,” he said. “I know all of our residents have the people of Ecuador in their hearts.”
The Ecuadorian Civic Center of Greater Danbury is hosting a fundraiser to benefit the places most affected on Sunday, April 24, from 8 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
The center is located at 20 West St. For more information, Call 203-790-1818.