Guatemala: 65 dead, 17 million people affected by volcanic eruptions so far

Guatemala: 65 dead, 17 million people affected by volcanic eruptions so far

Alteengo: After the horrific explosion in Fugo volcano in Guatemala, bodies were removed from the debris on Tuesday. The number of people killed in this disaster has now reached 65. Disaster Relief Agency spokesman David de Lion told a press conference that after a few hours of looking for the victims, the number of the dead 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 disaster and 3,271 people have been asked to go to safer places. On Sunday, a 3763-meter high volcano erupted, causing cloudburst in the surrounding areas. Officials have warned that the number of dead can increase after the resumption of victims in communities on the southern tip of the mountain.

“Many people are missing, but we do not know how many people are missing,” said Sergio Cabanas of the Disaster Management Agency of Guatemala. United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Gutterus said that he was very unhappy with the death and major losses of people in the blast. He said that the United Nations is ready to help in national rescue and relief efforts.

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