Guatemala Volcanic Eruption Kills at Least 62

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  • A volcanic eruption in South-Central Guatemala caused lava to flow into rural communities, killing at least 62
  • At least 20 people were injured, and authorities have said they feared the death toll could rise with an undetermined number of people unaccounted for.

The number of fatalities from a massive volcano eruption in Guatemala rose to 62 on Monday, an official in the Central American country said.

Only 13 of the dead have been identified so far, Mirna Zeledon, a spokeswoman for Guatemala’s National Institute of Forensic Sciences told Reuters.

The eruption of Fuego – Spanish for “fire” – on Sunday was the biggest in more than four decades, forcing the closure of Guatemala’s main international airport and dumping ash on thousands of acres.



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