Caribbean Air Quality Alert Guatemala Fuego Volcano Erupts – On Sunday, June 3, 2018 (see video below), Guatemala’s Fuego volcano The eruption forced the evacuation 100 people and forcing the capital’s La Aurora international airport to shut down its only runway.
The runway was closed due to the presence of volcanic ash and in order to guarantee passenger and aircraft safety, Guatemala’s civil aviation authority said in a Tweet.
The National Coordinator for Disaster Reduction in Guatemala said Sunday that fiery clouds of smoke were billowing from the Volcan del Fuego and that soot blanketed cars and houses in the nearby villages of San Pedro Yepocapa and Sangre de Cristo.
At least six people were killed and another 20 injured when Fuego volcano erupted violently, spewing a stream of red hot lava and belching a thick plume of black smoke and ash high into the sky.
“It’s a river of lava that overflowed its banks and affected the Rodeo village. There are injured, burned and dead people,” Sergio Cabanas, the general secretary of Guatemala’s Conred disaster agency, said on radio.
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Video: VOLCANO FUEGO ERUPTION IN GUATEMALA (JUNE 3, 2018)