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    In this image taken with a long exposure, the Volcan de Fuego, or Volcano of Fire, spews hot molten lava from its crater in San Juan Alotenango, Guatemala, Wednesday, July 1, 2015

    Hellfire: Perilously Close Footage of Volcanic Eruption in Guatemala (VIDEO)

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    The people, who were fleeing from the danger, filmed a close-up video of the smoldering fumes, ashes and searing flames, engulfing the small Central American country.

    Previously, the authorities stated that 69 people had died and hundreds more were injured due to Volcan de Fuego's deadly eruption on Sunday. The Noticias 4Vision broadcaster also reported that dozens of people were missing, with over 2,000 forced to evacuate the affected areas.

    On Monday, Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales declared a three-day period of national mourning.

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