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More dangers loom after Guatemala volcano eruption kills 25 people
Guatemala’s Fuego volcano erupted with deadly fury, but now more hazards threaten grieving residents.
At least 25 people were killed after the volcano erupted Sunday, spewing a river of lava and plumes of smoke almost 6 miles into the air, said CONRED, the government agency for disaster reduction.
Another 15 people have been hospitalized, including 12 children — some of whom suffered severe burns, the health ministry said.
Volcanic ash had spread in a 12-mile radius and winds could carry the cloud even farther, officials said. neighborhoods were covered with ash…………
…..The eruption officially ended late Sunday, according to the 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,” it said in a statement.
But it warned there could be new eruptions, and residents in the surrounding areas should be on alert for mudslides containing volcanic material.
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