Guatemala's Fuego volcano: How the tragedy unfolded

Guatemala's Fuego volcano: How the tragedy unfolded
 

Guatemala's Fuego volcano erupted at about noon local time (18:00 GMT) on Sunday.
It is one of Central America's most active volcanoes but Sunday's eruption caused more fatalities than any of those previously recorded at Fuego.
At least 69 people are known to have died.
Most of them lived in villages on the slopes of the 3,763m-high volcano and were killed by what is known as pyroclastic flow, a searing cloud of debris.
What type of volcano is Fuego? Fuego is a stratovolcano or composite volcano. Its steep, conical shape, which is typical of this type of volcano, can be seen from the... read more

 
5 June 2018 in World News, Views: 48
Source: BBC
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