The death toll from Guatemala’s volcanic explosion has risen to 62 as a hot flow of mud, ash and gas swept down from Guatemala’s Fuego volcano on Monday following a new explosion in the morning.
The second explosion hindered rescue efforts today as disaster workers pulled bodies from the brown sludge that engulfed the village of El Rodeo, after the volcano near Guatemala City exploded in a fiery display of ash and lava on Sunday.
A 5.2-magnitude earthquake also shook the Guatemala coast on Monday although no damage was initially reported and it was not felt in the capital.
The death toll rose from 25 to 38 on Sunday. Now the director of Guatemala’s National Institute of Forensic Science says that 62 bodies have been recovered following the eruption.
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