‘Volcano de Fugo’ volcano in Guatemala, dead bodies were extracted from the debris after the horrific explosions. The number of people killed in this disaster has increased to 65. Disaster Relief Agency spokesman told in a press conference that after a few hours of looking for the victims, the number of the death toll had increased to at least 65. In the incident 46 people have been injured, most of whom are in critical condition.
More than 17 lakh people have been affected by this volcano and more than 3000 people have been asked to go to safer places. On Sunday, a 3,763-meter high volcano erupted, which affected the surrounding areas. Eddy Sanchez, the head of Guatemala’s National Institute of Seismology said, “It is evident that the volcano’s energy has decreased and its tendency is to continue decreasing. That is to say that there will be no imminent eruption over the next few days,”
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said that he was very upset with the death of the people and the major losses in the blast. He said that the United Nations is ready to help in rescue and relief efforts. Significantly, the airport has to be closed due to the damage caused by the blast in Guatemala’s ‘Volcon de Fugo’.
A spokesperson for the country’s National Coordinator for Disaster Reduction (CONRED) said in a WhatsApp group that “the number of dead was 25 by 9 pm (0300 GMT)”. The spokesman said that search and rescue operations for missing and dead have been canceled due to low light and dangerous conditions. Now the number of dead has increased. As the volcano erupted, the ash spread to the sky in the surrounding area.
President Jimmy Morales said, he had convened his ministers and was considering declaring a state of emergency in the departments of Chimaltenango, Escuintla and Sacatepequez.
David de Leon, a CONRED spokesman, said a change in wind was to blame for the volcanic ash falling on parts of the capital.