Print Edition - 2018-06-06  |  World News Digest

Guatemala volcano death toll tops 60


Jun 6, 2018-

Rescue workers pulled more bodies Monday from under the dust and rubble left by an explosive eruption of Guatemala’s Fuego volcano, bringing the death toll to at least 65.Disaster Relief Agency spokesman David de Leon told a briefing that there are 46 people injured, most of them seriously, more than 1.7 million being hit by the disaster, including 3,271 ordered evacuated and 1,787 in shelters in the departments of Escuintla, Sacatepequez and Chimaltenango since Sunday’s eruption. The volcano erupted early Sunday, spewing out towering plumes of ash and a hail of fiery rock fragments with scalding mud. Authorities had warned the death toll could rise after searches resumed for survivors in communities on the mountain’s southern flank.

Published: 06-06-2018 08:41

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