Emergency post-volcanic eruption Guatemala

Emergency post-volcanic eruption Guatemala

World May 7, 2017 06:33

guatemal city - In Guatemala, the state of emergency has been declared in the vicinity of the Vuurvulkanan. The Volcán de Fuego came out for the fourth time this year and burst a two kilometer high ash cloud.

From the 3763 meter high volcano, two lava streams run down which threaten nearby villages. 330 people had to be evacuated and ten schools had to be closed. As far as known, no casualties have fallen.

The inhabitants of the villages can not yet return to their homes. Due to the heavy rainfall there is the danger of rocky lines and landslides, reports Insisvumeh, the organization monitoring earthquakes and volcanic eruptions.

The eruption of the Volcán de Fuego on May 5 seen from about 30 km southwest of Guatemala city.\n    \n   \n     Photo: AFP

The Vuurvulkanan, which is fifty kilometers southwest of the capital of Guatemala City, is known as the most active on the American continent.

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