Pompeii 2.0: At Least 75 Dead in Fuego Volcano Eruption, Guatemala – Nearly 200 Remain Missing (PHOTOS from Space) + Video (UPD)

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25 people dead as Guatemala’s Fuego volcano erupted for the second time this year and left 1,7M residents affected, CNN reports.  

UPD June 6 (04:00 EST):

  • At least 192 people are missing after the Fuego volcano in Guatemala;
  • 75 people dead, including children, “I saw the children’s bodies,” Boris Rodriguez, the victim of the eruption, stated. “They were huddled together in the bed, like they were trying to hide from what was happening.”
  • Only 13 of the bodies were identified so far. “We’re having a lot of trouble identifying them because some of the dead lost their features or their fingerprints. We’re going to have to use other anthropological methods and if possible take DNA samples to identify them,” stated  Fanuel Garcia, director of the National Institute of Forensic Science.

Source: REUTERS

Source: REUTERS

UPD June 5 (06:00 EST):

  • The official death toll from the Fuego disaster was 62 (Monday), but CNN reported that at least 69 people died during the natural disaster;
  • 17 dead bodies have been identified;
  • People crying after the destructive volcano eruption;

Source:  Getty

Source: Luis Echeverria/Reuters

  • People flee from the village;

Source:  Getty

  • People carrying 7 coffins of victims died during the eruption;

Source:  Luis Soto/AP

  • Cities are covered with ash after the terryfing volcano eruption;

Source:  Juan Diego Alvarez

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Source:  Getty

  • Photo of Fuego volcano taken by NASA from space;

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Source: NASA

Guatemala announced volcano alert 

The volcanic eruption in Guatemala evoked panic and led to the dozens of deaths and the evacuation of more than 3k residents. Here are the key facts:

  • The Fuego volcano eruption took place near south-west of the capital Guatemala City;

Source: Google Maps

  • At least 3,100 people have been evacuated during the night after the eruption, said Sergio García Cabañas, director of the agency. This natural disaster is believed to affect nearly 1.7 million people;
  • More than 15 people have been hospitalized, including 12 children;
  • It’s expected for more eruptions, and residents are asked to leave the territories of the surrounding areas.

Photos

According to Guatemala’s National Institute of Seismology, Vulcanology, Meteorology and Hydrology, “the eruption … is reaching its end with 14.763 feet of ash and weak to moderate explosions and incandescence in its crater.”

People looking for their closest.


Source: The Times

Videos

Ash is coming out of the volcano.

The sky covered with ash.

Terrible view on the terrifying volcano.

?from @parstodayindonesia GUNUNG FUEGO SEMBURKAN LAVA Sebanyak 7 orang dilaporkan tewas dan hampir 300 lainnya mengalami luka akibat erupsi gunung Fuego di Guatemala. Senin (4/6/2018), gunung berapi tersebut berjarak 40 km dari ibu kota. Erupsi memuntahkan asap hitam dan abu ke udara. Sekitar 3.100 penduduk sekitar telah dievakuasi dari beberapa area. Bandara La Aurora di Guatemala City juga sementara ditutup. Presiden Guatemala Jimmy Morales mengeluarkan peringatan darurat nasional. Kepala Badan Penanggulangan Bencana Sergip Cabanas menyatakan, jalur aliran lava telah berubah menuju kota kecil di dekatnya. "Orang telah terluka, terbakar, dan terbunuh. Evakuasi dan pencarian sedang dilakukan," ucapnya. Cabanas menyebut, korban tewas termasuk seorang anggota stafnya yang terbunuh ketika lava menyebabkan kebakaran di desa El Rodeo. ABC News melaporkan, dua orang anak juga termasuk tewas ketika menyaksikan erupsi gunung tersebut dari jembatan. Erupsi gunung Fuego berdampak pada 1,7 juta penduduk lainnya dan pemerintah telah membuka lokasi pengungsian. Hujan abu memenuhi Guatemala City, dan beberapa area lainnya. Di kota Antigua, jalan dan rumah warga tertutup oleh abu. Hujan abu disebabkan oleh berubahnya arah angin. Otoritas terkait meminta masyarakat untuk mengenakan masker guna mencegah bahaya dampak abu bagi pernafasan. #guatemala #gunung #erupsi #meletus #fuego #morales #video #jimmymorales #antigua #abu #volcano #evakuasi #laaurora #elrodeo #bencana #alam #lava #cabanas

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Recently, Kilauea volcano has erupted near a residential area on Hawaii and destroyed 26 houses, the local authorities declared an emergency and the obligatory evacuation of 1,700 local residents.


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Pompeii 2.0: At Least 69 Dead in Fuego Volcano Eruption, Guatemala - 1,7M Affected (PHOTOS from Space) + Video (UPD)
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25 people dead as Guatemala's Fuego volcano erupted for the second time this year and left 1,7M residents affected. 
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