Quito landslide

This item appears on page 25 of the March 2022 issue.

A landslide in Quito, Ecuador, killed at least 22 people and injured 47 others on Jan. 31, with 20 people still missing at press time.

Heavy rains had caused a gorge to fill with water near the working-class neighborhoods of La Gasca and La Comuna, on the eastern edge of the city. Eventually, the gorge overflowed and sent mud and rocks into the neighborhoods.