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”بركان النار“ يثور في غواتيمالا

May 5, 2023 - Authorities in Guatemala are scrambling to evacuate hundreds of people after the eruption of the Volcano of Fire, one of Central America’s most active volcanoes.

Guatemala’s disaster agency said the volcano had been emitting ash clouds that could affect as many as 100,000 people in communities around the peak.

The 2018 eruption killed 194 people and left another 234 missing.

The biggest danger from the volcano are lahars, a mixture of ash, rock, mud and debris, that can bury entire towns.

The disaster agency said that such lahars were flowing down four of the seven gullies on the volcano’s flanks, according to AP.

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PUBLISHED: 05/05/2023; STORY: Graphic News
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