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The deadly eruption of Guatemala’s Volcano of Fire has affected more than 1.7 million people and created havoc in surrounding municipalities, sending thousands of people fleeing for their lives through streets buried in ash.
As least 25 people have been reported as killed so far – including two children who were burned to death while standing on a bridge watching the eruption unfold – and dozens have been injured, as the National Coordinator for Disaster Reduction (Conred) continues rescue efforts to locate those reported missing.
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Most affected by the massive fall of volcanic ash were the municipalities of Sacatepéquez, Chimaltenango and Escuintla, Conred spokesman David de León said. A change of wind caused ash to descend on the capital, Guatemala City, before proceeding to eastern and northern regions of the country.
It is the second time that the volcano has erupted this year.
It reared its ugly head in February when it sent ash over a mile into the sky.
Volcán de Fuego was continuously active throughout 2017, and has been erupting vigorously since 2002; there have been historical observations of eruptions dating back to 1531.
originally posted by: 5StarOracle
No more volcanic eruptions please...