Guatemala volcano: Dozens die as Fuego volcano erupts

Source: BBC News

Guatemala’s most violent volcanic eruption in more than a century has killed 33 people, officials say.

Dozens more are missing, the country’s disaster agency says.

Villages on the slopes of Fuego volcano were buried in volcanic ash, mud and rocks as the volcano erupted for 16 and a half hours on Sunday.

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Pyroclastic flows, which are fast-moving mixtures of very hot gas and volcanic matter, rushed down the mountainside and engulfed villages.

President Jimmy Morales has declared three days of national mourning.

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