“One of Central America’s most active volcanos erupted in fiery explosions of ash and molten rock Sunday.
“At least seven people were killed and 20 injured as a towering cloud of smoke blanketed nearby villages in heavy ash.
“An undetermined number were missing and authorities fear the death toll could rise.
“Guatemala’s Volcan de Fuego, Spanish for “volcano of fire,” exploded shortly before noon. Hours later, around 4 p.m., lava began flowing down the side of the mountain.
“Eddy Sanchez, director of the country’s seismology and volcanology institute, said the flows reached temperatures of about 1,300 degrees.
“Video images published by Sacatepezuez television showed a charred landscape where a lava flow came into contact with homes.”
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