Guatemala: Fuego volcano eruption toll rises to 75, around 200 missing

Guatemala: Fuego volcano eruption toll rises to 75, around 200 missing

Guatemala's National Institute of Seismology head Eddy Sanchez had predicted "no imminent eruption over the next few days". Only 28 of the total had been identified.

A rescue worker pauses amid the attempt to save people hurt or displaced in the eruption.

But in places like Los Lotes and the village of El Rodeo, about eight miles downslope from the crater, it was too late for many. In the murk created by the dust, police were using red ink to mark homes that had already been searched for bodies. Bulldozers and heavy machinery clearing the ash is even visible in the images.

People evacuate the disaster zone as a column of smoke and ash rises from the area where lava flowed down the Fuego Volcano, in Escuintla Department, about 35 km southwest of Guatemala City, on June 5, 2018. Rescuers were evacuated from those areas with the new flows Tuesday afternoon.

Officials are crossing-checking census data with aerial photos of homes, registers of people in shelters and lists of the missing and injured, Cabanas said.

The volcano is one of Central America's most active, and everyone was accustomed to rumbling and spewing smoke. "Water has been trapped under the ash and vapors could come out any time".

"In a matter of three or four minutes the village disappeared", Mr Castillo said.

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We have a great group of lads who want be fearless and give it everything they have got". I spoke with my mum and she was OK. "That was the least of my worries".

The family holed up in a house that heated up "like a boiler" inside before making their way on to the roof and then to the upper story of another concrete home. After a cellphone call to Castillo's brother, rescuers arrived and took the family to safety.

Hernandez and her husband, Francisco Ortiz, survived because they moved out of Los Lotes just two months ago to begin a new life on a small plot of land.

"Nobody wants to go back there". "They are taking away our opportunity to say goodbye".

With tragedy all around, hope stays alive for miracles as at least 10 people have been pulled alive from the ash, including a baby found unharmed. "We are talking about a tragedy, a national mourning", Guatemala President Jimmy Morales said. "For us, there is no tomorrow".

"We now have an accounting with names and towns where people have gone missing and we have a figure, which is 192 people who we have unaccounted for", Disaster Relief Agency chief Sergio Cabañas told the France-Presse news agency.

Now, San Miguel Los Lotes is buried in what remains of these flows.

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