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Derry nun killed in Ecuador earthquake

Piles of rubble after Ecuador's earthquake

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Some buildings were reduced to rubble by the quake

A nun from Londonderry has been killed in an earthquake in Ecuador.

Sister Clare Theresa Crockett was based at a school in Playa Prieta with the Home of the Mother order.

More than 200 people were killed in the powerful earthquake which hit the south American country on Saturday.

In a statement, her family said: “On Sunday 17th April, we lost our daughter, sister and aunt Sister Clare Theresa Crockett as a result of the earthquake in Ecuador.

“She was situated in a school in Playa Prieta with the Home of the Mother Order. At this difficult time we would ask for privacy.”

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