Ecuador’s president on Sunday announced that a humanitarian convoy was attacked with explosives in the south of the country, where indigenous-led protests against the cost of living entered the 14th day.

"The humanitarian convoy that was going to Cuenca was attacked with explosives in Molleturo. Hooligans!! They cannot put the lives of citizens at risk. I call for peace," President Guillermo Lasso said.

"You cannot play with the lives of Ecuadorians. The lack of oxygen for hospitals in Cuenca is critical," he added in relation to the city located in the south of the Andes.

The health ministry said in a statement that the closure of access roads to Cuenca, especially in the Molleturo area, "is directly affecting the supply of oxygen to hospitals and health centers."