Volcano in Guatemala, took the lives of 75 people, and another 192 went missing

The death toll due to the eruption of the volcano Fuego in Guatemala has risen to 75 people, and about 200 are still missing.

Unfortunately, the national Institute seismologii, meteorology and hydrology of Guatemala (Instituto Nacional de Sismología, Vulcanología, Meteorología e Hidrología — Insivumeh) does not give the inhabitants of the villages South-East of the volcano comforting predictions for the near future.

According to Insivumeh, a pyroclastic flow — a mixture of high temperature volcanic gases, ash and rocks formed during the volcanic eruption, can be much more dangerous than the lava. And now this «mix» down the slopes of the volcano to the nearby villages.

Drone video shows soot coated trees and homes amid the devastation in the town of El Rodeo after explosion of Guatemala’s Volcano of Fire.

At least 70 people are confirmed dead. https://t.co/X0vWY0rImy pic.twitter.com/YSmZ20rAHd

— ABC News (@ABC) June 5, 2018

«A video made by a drone after the eruption of a volcano in Guatemala, shows the ash-covered trees and houses amidst the ruins in the city of El Rodeo. Confirmed the death of at least 70 people.»

The eruption of the volcano Fuego began on Sunday, June 3, and lava flows reached several villages around 4pm local time.

Evacuated more than 3 thousand people from the volcano affected about 1.7 million Guatemalans. Rescue service suggest that the number of victims will increase as lava and mudflows, their workers cannot reach some villages. So far managed to identify only 23 of the victims, including 2 girls, 3 and 6 years, according to the national Institute of forensic medicine (Instituto Nacional de Ciencias Forenses de Guatemala INACIF).

This is not a movie. This is the reality in Guatemala Yesterday when a Volcano erupted and killing 75 people and 200 people still missing. pic.twitter.com/bzaaDpmmu7

— Lord Mutai (@ItsMutai) June 6, 2018

«It’s not a movie. This actually happened in Guatemala yesterday when the volcano started to erupt and killed 75 people; an additional 200 people are still missing».

According to preliminary estimates, the number of victims, which is now about 300 employees, will also increase. The Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales stated that 12 children with severe injuries will receive medical care in the US and Mexico.

«Extremely difficult conditions», — stated in a press conference on 5 June the head of Insivumeh Eddie Sanchez.

The government yesterday announced the introduction of a national disaster. In connection with the deposited ash closed the international airport La Aurora in the capital — Guatemala (Ciudad de Guatemala is the official name in Spanish). Search and rescue operations have been suspended since the start of powerful explosions, because of which rescuers, policemen and volunteers had to be evacuated.


De esta manera nuestros valientes elementos de Policía Nacional Civil rescatan a una bebé, luego que el #VolcánDeFuego hiciera erupción. pic.twitter.com/leoviIMPL1

— PNC Guatemala (@PNCdeGuatemala) June 4, 2018

As reported by Insivumeh, as a result of volcanic explosions formed a column of ash 16 405 ft (5 km). According to forecasts of the Institute, new eruptions in the next few days will not.

Volcán de Fuego, which in Spanish means «Fire volcano»is located about 25 miles (40 km) southwest of the capital and near the city of Antigua Guatemala. The eruption of the volcano on 3 June could be seen even from space.

Houses became ovens, crematoriums and villages: Guatemala volcano buries villages under meters of ash boiling #Fuego #eruption #volcano #Guatemala #ash https://t.co/J9hnUck2qO via @Strange_Sounds pic.twitter.com/OlRUZS8N8Z

— Strange Sounds (@Strange_Sounds) June 6, 2018

«Houses were ovens and the villages of crematoria: the volcano Fuego buries villages under meters of burning ash».