Volcano in Guatemala kills at least 25 while injuring 300


The Fuego volcanic eruption near Guatemala City on Sunday has killed at least 25 people and injured 300.

According to reports, the volcano which is situated about 40 km south-west of Guatemala City has been spouting ash and black smoke into the sky, which has spread to the capital and other places.

Operations at the La Aurora International Airport in Guatemala City have been shut and several people living near the volcano have been evacuated.

As per reports, the lava of the Fuego volcano had severely damaged a nearby village leading to heavy casualties.

The Guatemalan government has advised people to stay away from the affected areas and wear protective masks to prevent inhaling poisonous smoke and falling ash.

On the other hand, Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales has declared a national emergency and urged people to stay calm and not wander around the affected areas.

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