At least 25 killed in Guatemala volcanic eruption

Guatemala’s Volcán de Fuego, or “volcano of fire,” erupted Sunday, blanketing nearby villages with heavy ash and killing at least 25 people. At least 20 others were injured, and authorities said the toll could rise, as an undetermined number of people are still unaccounted for. Four of the people killed were in a house in El Rodeo village that was set on fire by lava that spewed from the volcano, and two children were killed as they watched the eruption, the volcano’s second this year, from a bridge. About 3,100 people were evacuated from communities around the volcano, Guatemala’s disaster agency said. Ash reached Guatemala City, the capital, 27 miles away, as well as the colonial town of Antigua, a popular tourist destination.

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