Guatemala: Several deaths after volcanic eruption

Ash and boulders repel the fire volcano on Guatemala. Many people flee, at least 25 died. The government is considering proclaiming the disaster.

Guatemala: Several deaths after volcanic eruption

After an outbreak of fire volcano in Guatemala, at least 25 people died, according to civil protection. In addition, re have been around 300 injured, government of Latin American country shared on Twitter. 1.7 million residents were affected by outbreak.

The volcano, which lies 35 km southwest of capital city of Guatemala City, repels ashes and rocks. Due to ash rain, international airport of Guatemala City also had to temporarily stop operation, as Civil Aviation Authority shared. Some 3,100 people had to leave ir homes and homes in immediate area around Volcán de Fuego and go to shelters.

It is most violent eruption of 3,763 meter high fire volcano of past years. At end of May, he had spat out a mud stream, as Institute of Seismology and Volcanology of Guatemala shared on his homepage. Since 2002, volcano, which is one of most active in Central America, has been showing strong activities again and again.

Date Of Update: 04 June 2018, 12:02

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