Seven people have been killed and nearly 300 injured after Guatemala’s Fuego volcano erupted, officials say.
The volcano, about 40km (25 miles) south-west of the capital Guatemala City, has been spewing black smoke and ash into the sky.
The National Disaster Management Agency (Conred) said a river of lava hit the village of El Rodeo, destroying houses and burning people inside.
In Guatemala City, La Aurora airport has been closed due to ash.
President Jimmy Morales said a national emergency response had been launched.
This eruption is the biggest since 1974, according to local experts.
The Conred head Sergio Cabañas told a local radio station that a river of lava had changed course towards El Rodeo.
“It’s a river of lava that overflowed its banks and affected the El Rodeo village. There are injured, burned and dead people.
“Unfortunately El Rodeo was buried and we haven’t been able to reach the La Libertad village because of the lava and maybe there are people that died there too.”
more recommended stories
Vila announces investments for more than 1,467 million pesos in Valladolid
In Valladolid, Governor Mauricio Vila Dosal.
Seven arrested for fishing banned species in Río Lagartos
Río Lagartos, (May 13, 2021).- Seven.
Quintana Roo, at risk of returning to red on the epidemiological traffic light
QROO, (May 13, 2021).- Quintana Roo.
Mexico faces accelerating inflation amid pandemic
Mexico, Chile, Peru to Keep Key.
There are currently six active forest fires in Tulum, Quintana Roo
Tulum, Quintana Roo, (May 13, 2021).-.
Hospitals spend more than $ 1.7 billion pesos during pandemic in Quintana Roo
The largest expenditure was assigned to.
Beatriz Gutiérrez Müller, AMLO´s wife gets vaccinated in Mexico City
Through social networks, the president’s wife.
Police officers struggle with elderly woman to evict her from home in Cancun (VIDEO)
Cancun, Quintana Roo, (May 13, 2021).-.
Yucatan has new tourist options to attract more visitors and generate more employment
Mèrida, Yucatàn, (May 13, 2021).- Yucatán.
Young Yucatecan lives the real American Dream, he is accepted in 16 US universities
Mèrida, Yucatàn, (May 13, 2021).- This.