(Worthy News) - Rescuers struggled to reach rural residents cut off by a volcanic eruption that killed at least 25 people and injured 20 near Guatemala’s capital late Sunday, and authorities feared the death toll could rise with an undetermined number of people unaccounted for.
The Volcan de Fuego, Spanish for “volcano of fire,” exploded in a hail of ash and molten rock shortly before noon Sunday, blanketing nearby villages in heavy ash. Then it began sending lava flows down the mountain’s flank and across homes and roads around 4 p.m.
At least another 20 people have been injured in the eruption, the second major one this year from the 3,763 meter (12,346 feet) peak. [ Source: Times of Israel (Read More...) ]
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