The volcano Fuego located nearly 25 miles west of Guatemala City erupted on Sunday. The National Coordination for Disaster Reduction of Guatemala earlier announced that there were 65 victims.
Residents fled plumes of ash and smoke after Sunday's deadly eruption of the #Fuego volcano in Guatemala. which killed dozens of people, leaving hundreds more injured https://t.co/sKVWTPKt82 pic.twitter.com/wKxPdXc2Gb— The Weather Network (@weathernetwork) 4 июня 2018 г.
The natural disaster has prompted the evacuation of 3,260 people, while 1.7 million people across the country have been affected by the volcano.
Listen to the sound…— Buitengebieden (@buitengebieden) 4 июня 2018 г.
Eruption of Volcan de Fuego in Guatemala. June 3, 2018.
Terrible.. Prayers for all the victims 🙏🏻🙏🏻#VolcanFuego #guatemala #volcandelfuego @spann @JimCantore @TomHall pic.twitter.com/M8BhvXa1g9
The representative of the National Coordination for Disaster Reduction of Guatemala, David de Leon, told Sputnik that the country hoped to tackle the consequences of the natural disaster with its own resources, despite the readiness of many states to offer their assistance.
On Monday, Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales declared a three-day period of national mourning.