Fuel spill Prompts Emergency in Galápagos Islands


Twitter/Parque Galapagos
Twitter/Parque Galapagos

An emergency has been declared in the Galápagos Islands after 2,200 litres of diesel spilled into the ocean.


A crane overturned onto a barge which itself then overturned. There were no reports of any injuries.


There is a cleanup effort underway to try and contain the spill.


The Galápagos Islands hosts a diversity of plant and animal species, many found nowhere else on Earth.


Lenin Moreno, the president of Ecuador, said that the situation is under control.