25 killed, hundreds injured in Guatemala volcanic eruption

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June 4, 2018 INTERNATIONAL 340 Views
25 killed, hundreds injured in Guatemala volcanic eruption

At least 25 people were killed and hundreds injured in one of the violent eruption of Guatemala’s Fuego volcano. As per the international media agencies nearly 300 people are believed to be injured and thousand have been evacuated.’Volcan de Fuego’ that means “Volcano of Fire” is approximately 40km southwest of the capital, Guatemala City.

The Volcano spewed an 8-kilometer stream of red hot lava and belched a thick plume of black smoke and ash that rained onto the capital city and other adjoining regions. The eye witnesses said that the
volcano began to erupt and began exploding before 12.00pm local time in Guatemala and as soon as eruption occurred, it sent ash billowing over the surrounding areas, that reportedly has affected more than 17 lac people. Authorities have sounded a red alert in the affected areas and an orange alert throughout the country.

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