The number of victims of the eruption of a volcano in Guatemala has risen to 25
MEXICO city 4 Jun — RIA Novosti. The death toll in the eruption of the volcano Fuego in Guatemala on Sunday increased to 25 people, said the representative of the national service to reduce the impact of natural disasters.
Previously reported seven dead and nearly 300 wounded.
Channel Noticias RBC notes that at least 653 people placed in temporary shelters, including 378 in the Department of Escuintla and 275 in Sacatepéquez.
The eruption of the volcano
The current eruption is recognized as one of the strongest in recent years. The pillars of the rack and ash from the volcano rises to a height of up to ten kilometers. Ashes spread in the wind direction with a speed of 40 kilometers per hour.
The Guatemalan authorities declared the red alert level in several localities. Because of the activity of Fuego closed the international airport of the capital of the country “Aurora”.
The tragedy has affected 1.7 million of the approximately 16.6 million people in the country.
The President of neighboring Mexico, Enrique peña Nieto expressed his condolences to the Guatemalans and expressed willingness to assist in the elimination of consequences of natural disasters.
Volcanic eruption rocks #Guatemala; fine ash from the volcano is blanketing nearby towns pic.twitter.com/5QCwihpO5F
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