Thousands evacuated as Fuego volcano erupts in Guatemala


In Guatemala, Fuego volcano has erupted for the fifth time this year, sending bursts of ash and lava down the mountain.

The Disaster Management Agency said, a red has been issued and some 4,000 people were taken to temporary shelters as a precaution. Dozens of residents are being sheltered in tents at a Stadium in Escuintla.

The agency said, a column of ash rose about a kilometre above the crater and areas around the volcano, near Guatemala City, were under a barrage of gas ash and fiery rocks. (AIR)

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