Guatemala volcano erupts, killing children as lava spews into village

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An eruption of volcano, Volcan de Fuego, has killed at least six people in Guatemala.

According to estimates from rescue agencies, around 300 people are believed to have been injured.

TRT World spoke with Antigua-based journalist Louisa Reynolds for more details.

Reuters writes: "The charred bodies of victims laid on the steaming, ashen remnants of a pyroclastic flow as rescuers attended to badly injured victims".

Villages in the Escuintla department were affected, too, CONRED Executive Secretary Sergio García Cabañas said.

Cabanas said one of those killed was a CONRED employee.

There were no immediate reports of any casualties, but authorities are advising those close to the crater to evacuate the area.

The Volcan de Fuego, or "Volcano of Fire, " exploded in a hail of ash and molten rock shortly before noon, blanketing nearby villages in heavy ash.

Other videos from local media showed residents walking barefoot and covered in muddy residue.

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Cabanas said four people, including a disaster agency official, died when lava set a house on fire in El Rodeo village and two children were burned to death while standing on a bridge watching the volcano's second eruption this year.

In another video, a visibly exhausted woman, her face blackened from ash, said she had narrowly escaped as lava poured through corn fields.

Richard added: "We knew it was active, it's all part of the experience, you go up and see the lava, that's the point of climbing Acatenango".

The president said he and his government would determine whether to ask Congress to declare a state of emergency in the areas, while at the same time appealing to the population for calm.

The worldwide airport in Guatemala City - around 27 miles away - was forced to close, after the runway and aircrafts were covered with volcanic materials.

"We have shut it down as a precautionary measure for the planes because the volcanic ash is harmful to the turbines", the airport spokesman, Francis Argueta said. Streets and houses were covered in the colonial town of Antigua. "This is an bad place to be, if you are ever around an erupting volcano like this and you see a cloud moving along the ground towards you, RUN".

Residents have been urged to wear masks due to the falling ash.

"Temperatures in the pyroclastic flow can exceed 700 degrees (Celsius) and volcanic ash can rain down on a 15 km radius".

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