Guatemala Volcano Explodes With Almost 200 Missing, 75 Dead

June 6, 2018 5:13 pm Last Updated: June 6, 2018 6:59 pm

Guatemala’s Fuego volcano erupted on Sunday and again on Tuesday, with almost 192 people missing and 75 dead.

The Fuego volcano’s largest eruption in 40 years happened on Sunday.

The ash blasted 33,000 feet (10km) into the air according to CONRED, the country’s natural disaster agency and the temperature of the lava flow reached about 1,300 Fahrenheit according to Eddy Sanchez, director of the country’s Seismology and Volcanology Institute.

Secondary eruptions occurred on Tuesday with moderate explosions occurring eight to 10 times per hour.

CONRED said the evacuation of 3,000 people had been completed and the falling ash has affected approximately 1.7 million in a country with 15 million people.