Monday, 4 June 2018

At least 33 dead as 'Volcano of Fire' erupts in Guatemala


 

At least 33 people have died after Guatemala's "Volcano of Fire" erupted, spewing lava into a village and sending smoke and ash billowing into the sky.
 
"It's a river of lava that overflowed its banks and affected the El Rodeo village. There are injured, burned and dead people," said Sergio Cabanas, head of Guatemala's disaster agency Conred.


He said four people had died when lava set a house on fire and two children were killed while standing on a bridge watching the eruption.


The agency says two million people have been affected.


Nearly 300 are believed to have been injured.


Around 3,200 people have been evacuated from nearby communities according to authorities.







SKY     News.