‘Volcano of Fire’ Eruption Kills Dozens, Scorches Homes and Roads in Guatemala

The Volcan de Fuego, or "Volcano of Fire," erupted in southern Guatemala on June 3 in the early morning, killing at least 110 people and displacing more than 3,000 Guatemalans. The eruption sent lava flowing into homes, covering them in ash and scorching roads. Authorities say the death toll could rise as people remain missing.

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San Carlos University student leader Lenina Garcia, center, leads a march to protest the government's response to the Volcano of Fire eruption disaster, in Guatemala City, Saturday, June 9, 2018. The volcano released a flow of burning sediment and rock Saturday, causing authorities to order new preventative evacuations almost a week after the initial eruption left at least 110 people dead and about 200 missing.
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Guatemalan school teacher Milvia Lopez shows pictures of some of her students who died or remain missing following the eruption of the Fuego volcano, at mobile morgue of the Guatemalan Institute of Forensic Sciences, in Escuintla department, about 35 km southwest of Guatemala City, on June 8, 2018.
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Inside view of an abandoned house in the ash-covered village of San Miguel Los Lotes, which was also flooded with hot mud that descended from the Fuego Volcano, in Escuintla department, about 35 km southwest of Guatemala City, on June 8, 2018.
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Residents of several communities receive clothing donations at a temporary shelter in Escuintla department, 35 km south of Guatemala City on June 9, 2018.
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Rescue workers run for cover as the Volcan de Fuego, or "Volcano of Fire," blows more clouds of ash in the El Rodeo hamlet of Escuintla, Guatemala, Tuesday, June 5, 2018.
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A rescue worker carries his search dog to another site near the Volcan de Fuego, or "Volcano of Fire," in the El Rodeo hamlet of Escuintla, Guatemala, Tuesday, June 5, 2018.
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Firefighters search a home in the disaster zone near the Volcan de Fuego, or "Volcano of Fire," in Escuintla, Guatemala, Tuesday, June 5, 2018.
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Volcanic ash blankets homes and trees near the Volcan de Fuego, or "Volcano of Fire," where rescue workers gather in the El Rodeo hamlet of Escuintla, Guatemala, Tuesday, June 5, 2018.
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A truck is covered in volcanic ash spewed by Volcan de Fuego, or Volcano of Fire, in Escuintla, Guatemala, Monday, June 4, 2018.
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A youth cries over the coffin of 17-year-old Nery Otoniel Gomez Rivas, whose body was pulled from volcanic ash during the eruption of the Volcan de Fuego, during his wake at the main park of the town San Juan Alotenango, Guatemala, Monday, June 4, 2018.
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People carry the coffins of seven people who died during the eruption of the Volcan de Fuego, which in Spanish means Volcano of Fire, in the background, to the cemetery in San Juan Alotenango, Guatemala, Monday, June 4, 2018. Residents of villages skirting the volcano began mourning the dead after an eruption buried them in searing ash and mud.
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Photos show abandoned, ash-covered homes in the village of El Rodeo in Guatemala. The Volcano of Fire erupted Sunday, burying people in ash and searing mud that raced down its flanks.
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A home in El Rodeo, Guatemala is coated with ash from the Volcano of Fire, which erupted Sunday
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Hot ash buried a neighborhood in El Rodiea, Guatemala, one of the areas hardest hit by a volcanic eruption Sunday in Alotenango.
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A volunteer firefighter cries after leaving the El Rodeo village in Escuintla, 22 miles south of Guatemala City on June 3, 2018, following the eruption of the Fuego Volcano.
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A policeman carries an elderly evacuee in Alotenango, Sacatepequez, 34 miles southwest of Guatemala City on June 3, 2018, after the eruption of the Fuego Volcano.
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TOPSHOT - People flee El Rodeo village, Escuintla department, 35 km south of Guatemala City, after the eruption of the Fuego Volcano on June 3, 2018.
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Volcan de Fuego, or the Volcano of Fire, blows outs a thick cloud of ash in this photo taken from Alotenango, Guatemala, June 3, 2018.
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Volcan de Fuego, or Volcano of Fire, spews molten rock from its crater in Alotenango, Guatemala, in this long exposure photo taken June 3, 2018. Rescuers struggled to reach rural residents cut off by the deadly volcanic eruption Sunday.
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Volcanic ash covers parked motorcycles, brought by the Fuego Volcano, in Antigua Guatemala, Sunday, June 3, 2018.
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Police officers work in El Rodeo village, Escuintla, 22 miles south of Guatemala City, Guatemala, after the Fuego Volcano erupted on June 3, 2018.
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Fidelina Lopez cries for her missing relatives while sitting in a shelter near the Volcan de Fuego or Volcano of Fire in Alotenango, Guatemala, Sunday, June 3, 2018.
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Residents of several communities safeguard in a temporary shelter in Escuintla department, 22 miles south of Guatemala City on June 3, 2018, for fear of new outbursts from the Fuego volcano.
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Neighbors stand outside a temporary morgue near Volcan de Fuego, or the Volcano of Fire, in Alotenango, Guatemala, June 3, 2018.
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Ruth Rivas is consoled by a neighbor over her two missing children in a shelter near the Volcan de Fuego or Volcano of Fire, in Alotenango, Guatemala, Sunday, June 3, 2018.
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Firefighters regroup after working on the evacuation of residents near Volcan de Fuego, or Volcano of Fire, in Alotenango, Guatemala, Sunday, June 3, 2018.
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Volcan de Fuego, or Volcano of Fire, blows outs a thick cloud of ash, as seen from Alotenango, Guatemala, Sunday, June 3, 2018.
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A woman sweeps volcanic ash from the sidewalk in Antigua Guatemala, June 3, 2018.
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Cars are covered in ashes from the Fuego Volcano in Antigua Guatemala, Sacatepequez, 28 miles southwest of Guatemala City, on June 3, 2018.
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Relatives wait for information about their relatives outside a morgue in Alotenango municipality, Sacatepequez department, about 40 miles southwest of Guatemala City, after the eruption of Fuego Volcano on June 3, 2018.
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People flee El Rodeo village, Escuintla, 22 miles south of Guatemala City, after the eruption of the Fuego Volcano on June 3, 2018.
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Municipal employees sweep up ash after the eruption of the Fuego Volcano, in Guatemala City, Guatemala, on June 3, 2018.
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