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Guatemala: Guatemala: Fuego Volcano - Jun 2018

Sat, 06/02/2018 - 19:00
GLIDE number: VO-2018-000066-GTM
Disaster type: Volcano
Affected countries: Guatemala

At least 25 people died when the volcano, which lies 40km south-west of the capital Guatemala City, began its eruption on Sunday 3 June, sending deadly pyroclastic flows and ash across a 15-kilometre radius. As many as 1.7 million people may be affected. Some 3,100 people had been evacuated from the danger zone by Monday morning, with further evacuations planned. The Government has issued red alerts in the Departments of Escuintla, Alotenango, Sacatepequez, Yepocapa and Chimaltenango. Three emergency shelters have been activated. (IFRC, 4 Jun 2018)


Date: 03 Jun 2018
Status: Alert