The volcano of Fuego in Guatemala, the eruption of which has already claimed the lives of more than a hundred people, has again intensified. According to the Guatemalan National Institute of Seismology, explosions occur in the crater of the volcano early in the morning, and gases and ash are thrown out to a height of 5 kilometers. Explosions in the crater can be heard at a distance of up to 10 kilometers.
Experts do not exclude that volcanic ash falls at a distance of 15-25 kilometers of the muzzle and will cover nearby settlements, including the former capital city of Antigua.
During the June 3 eruption, at least 27 children were killed, and several dozen were missing. According to the Education Minister of Guatemala Oscar Hugo Lopez Rivas, 173 children were trained in the school of the village of San Miguel Los Lotes in the department of Escuintla, which was destroyed during the eruption. Of these, 27 were killed and already identified, another 35 people are considered missing.
According to official data, after the eruption of the Fuego volcano on June 3, at least 117 people were killed, 197 are considered missing. As a result of the impact of the disaster, 57 people were injured, 12,400 had to be evacuated, and 4,200 were in temporary shelters. In total, the disaster affected 1.7 million people.