25 killed in in Guatemala volcano eruption, 1.7m affected
05 June, 2018, 09:31 | Author: Dustin Murphy
Neighbors stand outside a temporary resting place for the dead near Volcan de Fuego or Volcano of Fire in Alotenango, Guatemala, Sunday, June 3, 2018.
Yesterday's eruption is the deadliest that Guatemala has experienced since 1902, when the country's Santa María volcano killed thousands of people, according to the BBC.
At least 25 people, including at least three children, have died after the most violent volcanic eruption in Guatemala in more than a century, authorities said.
The National Coordinator for Disaster Reduction in Guatemala said Sunday that fiery clouds of smoke were billowing from the Volcan del Fuego and that soot blanketed cars and houses in the nearby villages of San Pedro Yepocapa and Sangre de Cristo. Lava began flowing down the mountain's flank and across homes and roads around 4 p.m.
Dramatic video showed a fast-moving lahar, or flow of pyroclastic material and slurry, slamming into and partly destroying a bridge on a road between Sacatepequez and Escuintla.
The volcano, which sits less than 50 kilometres from the capital Guatemala City, and is on the Pacific Ring of Fire, has been erupting since 2002, according to the Global Volcanism Program.
One video published by news outlet Telediario, purportedly taken in the El Rodeo village, showed three bodies strewn atop the remnants of the flow as rescuers arrived to attend to an elderly man caked from head to toe in ash and mud.
"Not everyone was able to get out. I think they ended up buried", Consuelo Hernandez, a resident of the village of El Rodeo, told Diario de Centroamerica.
"Where we saw the lava fall, we ran to a hillside" to escape, she added.
After evacuating the town of El Rodeo with his family, he returned to search for his son and daughter-in-law.
Hundreds of rescue workers, including firefighters, police and soldiers, worked to help any survivors and recover any more bodies amid the still-smoking lava.
David de Leon, spokesman for the disaster agency, said authorities had already evacuated about 300 people from nearby areas.
Rescue operations had been suspended until Monday morning due to inclement weather and unsafe conditions.
"It's a river of lava that overflowed its banks and affected the El Rodeo village", Sergio Cabanas of Guatemala's national disaster management agency had said. The remaining dead were found in El Rodeo and Alotenango, where a makeshift morgue was set up.
More than 1.7 million people have been affected by the eruption of Guatemala's Volcano of Fire.
It was the 3,763-meter (12,346-feet) volcano's second eruption this year.
Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales said he would issue a declaration of a state of emergency to be approved by Congress and urged people to heed warnings from emergency officials.
Ash fell on the Guatemala City area as well as the departments of Sacatepequez, Chimaltenango and Escuintla.
Israel's ties with Guatemala were significantly upgraded last month when the central American country became the second country to move its embassy to Jerusalem, two days after the U.S. inaugurated its own embassy in the city, answering a longstanding Israeli demand for recognition of the city as their capital. Some ash reached the capital of Guatemala City about 25 miles away, forcing the closure of its worldwide airport.
Mueller will have to decide whether to go ahead with a historic grand jury subpoena of a sitting US president. Sanders says, "Thankfully the president hasn't done anything wrong and therefore wouldn't need one".
Chelsea was looking to build the new stadium on its current Stamford Bridge site in west London, and planned to moved in by 2021. But it is understood that Abramovich's decision will have no impact on the running of the football team.
Media reports also said that Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu met in Moscow with his Israeli counterpart Avigdor Lieberman. "The US administration wants to continue exerting pressures on the regime", Asharq Al-Awsat quoted Western diplomats as saying.
The new features announced on Monday are created to reignite interest in the category from users and developers. While iOS 12 does not drop support for any of the older iPhones, the same is not the case with watchOS 5 .
He is preparing for the World Cup in Russian Federation , where Brazil will face Switzerland, Costa Rica and Serbia in Group E. But that comes with time. "I'm feeling a bit of discomfort but it's not going to stop me from playing".
An American business group has appealed to China to allow more access to its state-dominated economy ahead of a visit by U.S. Trump has also threatened to impose tariffs on an additional $100 billion in Chinese goods if Beijing retaliates.
Spanish third seed Garbine Muguruza , the 2016 champion, was too strong for French No. 257 Fiona Ferro 6-4, 6-3. I have been wearing trousers in general a lot when I play so I can keep, you know, the blood circulation going.
Missouri governor offered to resign if charges dropped
Those charges stem from his alleged use of a donor list from a charity he founded, The Mission Continues, to benefit his campaign. Greitens' resignation also allows him to avoid the distinction of becoming the first Missouri governor to be impeached.
Korea summit back on, Trump says after meeting Kim envoy
After a back-and-forth dance with North Korea , President Donald Trump announced on Friday that the June 12 summit is back on . Trump indicated that the campaign of "maximum pressure" was at least on hold, vowing no new sanctions while talks are ongoing.
What To Know For NBA Finals Game 1
The man has made a habit of hitting long-range shots to close out quarters or halves, and he did it again in this one. Curry put up a desperation heave from 38-feet with the score sitting at 53-56, just 1.5 points away from the over.
Assassin's Creed Odyssey Confirmed by Ubisoft
According to the site (via Google Translate), one insider sent an Assassin's Creed Odyssey keychain in the form of a Spartan head. Three unnamed members close to the project, who have played early versions, say the game will bring dialogue options into play.