The death toll from Ecuador's earthquake rose to 413 on Monday as the State Department confirmed at least one U.S. citizen was killed. 'We are aware of the death of one U.S. citizen and have been in touch with their family.' John Kirby, a spokesman for the department, said. 'We will continue working with Ecuadorian authorities going forward.' Kirby did not identify the dead American. Earlier, Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said two Canadians were killed.
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