Guatemala: Fuego volcano erupts, scores dead, hundreds injured


The Fuego volcano, about 40km south-west of the capital Guatemala City, spewed rock, gas and ash into the sky on Sunday. (BBC)

According to the authorities, 25 people have been reported killed and hundreds of residents injured. The country’s main airport is closed (The New York Times).

Fuego is one of Latin America’s most active volcanoes, and the current eruption is the most violent in a century. President Jimmy Morales has declared three days of national mourning.

In a statement issued late on Sunday, he spoke of the nation’s “deep pain” caused by the “irreparable losses” in human lives (BBC).

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