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Death by volcano rises to 62: ’Everything is destroyed’

GUATEMALA CITY – Volcán de Fuego, on Sunday, violent eruption came, and dozens of lives claimed, collision after a new explosion even more volcanic material and gas. The service disaster response, suggested the death toll on Monday of 38 to 62. There are also about 300 wounded, of which several with brandletsel.

In the provinces of Escuintla, on the Pacific Ocean at the height of the identified aardschok, Sacatepéquez and Chimaltenango, the state of emergency was declared.

By the new eruption should, according to the authorities, more people in the vicinity of the volcano, one of the most active in Central America, to be evacuated. Sunday fled already more than 3000 people for the natural disasters. More than 1.7 million inhabitants according to the local media, to a greater or lesser extent, affected by the eruption, which is considered as the heaviest in more than forty years was labeled.

,,The landscape on the volcano is totally changed, everything is destroyed,” said a geophysicist / vulcano specialist on the radio. Even in Guatemala City, 50 kilometers to the northeast, came as down. The American seismological institute USGS registered Monday off the coast of Guatemala at a depth of 10 km, an earthquake with a strength of 5.2. There are no reports of damage or casualties.

In the provinces of Escuintla, on the Pacific Ocean at the height of the identified aardschok, Sacatepéquez and Chimaltenango is by decree the state of emergency was declared. President Jimmy Morales announced that the governments of El Salvador, Honduras, and Mexico immediately relief have offered.

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