Foreign News: Earthquakes

In Colombia a violent earthquake destroyed the small towns of Cumbal and Chile in the region of Ipiales near the Ecuadorian frontier. Volcanoes in the vicinity of the towns were reputed in active eruption. Eighty-five corpses were recovered from the ruins of Cumbal.

In Ecuador the town of Tulcan felt the same earthquake. The principal church collapsed, the artillery barracks were completely destroyed, nearly every house was damaged. Twenty-seven people were known to have perished. Red Cross delegations left Quito, the capital, for the zone.

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