Video, photos show massive damage and panic caused by Ecuador earthquake

Rubble from a collapsed building lays on the ground in Tarqui, the business district of Manta, Ecuador, Sunday, April 17, 2016. (Patricio Ramos/AP)

Hundreds of people died and thousands were injured after a massive earthquake hit Ecuador on Saturday, with casualties expected to rise. President Rafael Correa described the magnitude-7.8 earthquake as the country's biggest tragedy in 67 years, according to ABC News.

Thousands of Red Cross volunteers, armed forces personnel and emergency rescue workers set out to help those living near the coastal regions where the quake struck. Photos and video posted to social media show the massive damage and panic caused by the earthquake in Ecuador.

"Bahia post-earthquake."

This drone footage shows a collapsed bridge after the quake.

Ecuador's National Police tweeted an image of a child being rescued from the quake.

"Seconds after the earthquake started."

"This is my city"

"Three-story building collapsed, after the strong earthquake."

"I was in the cinema when the earthquake was like a movie. Children crying, people running and throwing down the stairs."

"This is what was left of a three-story building. A block from my grandma's."

"People on the outside of the mall, minutes after the earthquake."

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