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    MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The number of people killed by the powerful eruption of the Fuego Volcano in Guatemala increased to 25, Guatemala's disaster agency reported, while the number of injured people has risen to some 300.

    Local media reported earlier that the powerful eruption left at least six people dead and 20 more injured.

    The Fuego eruption resulted in closure of La Aurora airport of the country’s capital of Guatemala City, the TV Azteca broadcaster reported on Sunday citing the Guatemalan Coordinating Agency for Disaster Reduction (CONRED).

    ​The volcanic ash was registered in seven municipalities near the erupting volcano. Local media reported that the ash blanketed cars and houses in villages nearby.

    • A car is partially covered with ash after Guatemala's Fuego volcano erupted violently, in Guatemala City, Guatemala June 3, 2018.
      A car is partially covered with ash after Guatemala's Fuego volcano erupted violently, in Guatemala City, Guatemala June 3, 2018.
      © REUTERS / Luis Echeverria
    • An employee sweeps the entrance of a gas station covered with ash after Guatemala's Fuego volcano erupted violently, in Guatemala City, Guatemala June 3, 2018.
      An employee sweeps the entrance of a gas station covered with ash after Guatemala's Fuego volcano erupted violently, in Guatemala City, Guatemala June 3, 2018.
      © REUTERS / Luis Echeverria
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    © REUTERS / Luis Echeverria
    A car is partially covered with ash after Guatemala's Fuego volcano erupted violently, in Guatemala City, Guatemala June 3, 2018.

    According to the Noticias 4Vision broadcaster, some 2,000 people were evacuated and dozens of people remain missing.

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