• Associated Press Jun 8, 2018

    Guatemala Volcano Death Toll Hits 109, Search Halted

    Rescuers suspended search and recovery efforts Thursday at villages devastated by the eruption of Guatemala’s Volcano of Fire, leaving people with missing loved ones distraught and prompting some to do the risky work themselves with rudimentary tools. Conred, the national disaster agency, said climatic conditions and still-hot volcanic material were making it dangerous for rescuers, and it was also taking...

  • Associated Press Jun 6, 2018

    Thousands Flee Deadly Guatemala Volcano Eruption

    An eruption from one of Central America’s most active volcanoes killed at least 75 people and displaced thousand of Guatemalans. The Volcan de Fuego, or “Volcano of Fire,” blanketed nearby areas with ash and lava, affecting 1.7 million people.

  • Associated Press Jun 6, 2018

    ‘Nobody Is Left': Guatemala Volcano Ravaged Entire Families

    Lilian Hernandez wept as she spoke the names of aunts, uncles, cousins, her grandmother and two great-grandchildren — 36 family members in all — missing and presumed dead in the explosion of Guatemala’s Volcano of Fire. “My cousins Ingrid, Yomira, Paola, Jennifer, Michael, Andrea and Silvia, who was just 2-years-old,” the distraught woman said — a litany that brought into...

  • CONGRESS Jun 5, 2018

    Guatemala ‘Volcano of Fire' Death Toll Rises to 69 as Rescuers Dig in Ash, Mud Flows

    Rescuers pulled survivors and bodies from the charred aftermath of the powerful eruption of Guatemala’s Volcano of Fire, as the death toll rose to 69 on Monday and was expected to go higher from a disaster that caught residents of remote mountain hamlets off guard, with little or no time to flee to safety. Using shovels and backhoes, emergency workers...

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