Thousands evacuated as Fuego volcano erupts in Guatemala

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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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