world talking news – Several dead as Fuego spews ash across capital and lava river runs into village
At least six folks have been killed and one other 20 injured when Guatemala’s Fuego volcano erupted violently on Sunday.
Volcan de Fuego, considered one of Central America’s most energetic volcanos, spewed a stream of purple scorching lava and belched a thick plume of black smoke and ash that rained onto the capital and different areas.
“It is a river of lava that overflowed its banks and affected the Rodeo village. There are injured, burned and lifeless folks,” Sergio Cabanas, the final secretary of Guatemala’s Conred catastrophe company, mentioned on radio.
“We’re evacuating and rescuing folks and have reviews of 20 wounded, six lifeless and disappeared,” mentioned Cabanas.
Guatemala’s catastrophe company mentioned 3,100 folks had evacuated close by communities, and the eruption was affecting an space with a inhabitants of about 1.7 million folks. Shelters have been opened for these compelled to flee.