By: Steve Dellar | 06-04-2018 | News
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Guatemala - 25 Dead As Volcano Spews Lava In Village (Video)

The eruption of one of Guatemala’s most active volcano’s known as Fuego, has so far killed 25 people, though authorities fear the death toll will rise. Various villages have been totally blanketed by ash and one even saw lave running through the houses.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr"><a href="">@AmyFreeze7</a> <br>Eruption of Volcan de Fuego going on now in Guatemala <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; Rudy Velez (@rudy_velez) <a href="">June 4, 2018</a></blockquote>

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Several people burned to death when watching the eruption and lava hit them whilst others died in their houses when the lava stream entered.

Mr Sergio Cabanas, who works for the Conred disaster agency, stated: “It’s a river of lava that overflowed its banks and affected the Rodeo village. There are injured, burned and dead people.”

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Today The Guatemala Fuego Volcano<br>Erupted. At Least Six Dead and Over 20 Injured.<br>La Aurora Airport In Guatemala Is Now Closed Due to Volcanic Ash. Flights to USA Have Now Being Cancelled.<br><br>Pray For All In Guatemala Today. <a href=";ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Fuego</a> <a href=";ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Volcano</a> <a href=";ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Guatemala</a><a href=""></a></p>&mdash; ~Marietta️ (@MariettaPosts) <a href="">June 4, 2018</a></blockquote>

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The La Aurora international airport has closed due to the black smoke and ash that the volcano spewed into the sky. The volcano is located only some 25 miles southwest of the capital Guatemala City. Most of the dead came from the three villages nearest to the volcano, El Rodeo, Alotenago and San Miguel los Lotes.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Guatemala&#39;s Fuego volcano eruption kills dozens, belching ash and rock and forcing the airport to close, the country&#39;s disaster agency says <a href=""></a> <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; TRT World (@trtworld) <a href="">June 4, 2018</a></blockquote>

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Mr David de Leon, spokesman for the National Coordination for Disaster Reduction, claimed: "It is important to remain calm because the Fuego volcano erupts throughout the year."

Several hundreds have been injured because of falling rocks and debris. Ash was also seen falling on various houses in the capital.

Meanwhile, the director of Guatemala’s seismological, volcanic and meteorological institute, Mr Eddy Sanchez, stated that the worst is still to come with the danger of mud flows: “Temperatures in the pyroclastic flow can exceed 700 degrees Celsius and volcanic ash can rain down on a 9-mile radius. That could cause more mud flows and nearby rivers to burst their banks.”


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