Search-and-rescue workers headed to villages hit by Guatemala’s Volcano of Fire early Monday after it spewed lava, ash, rocks and deadly hot gas, killing at least 33 people.
The Volcán de Fuego, or Volcano of Fire, began erupting ash and lava early Sunday, according to local reports. Hours later, fast-moving flows surprised communities that had not been ordered to evacuate. Ash spread through the sky, and blanketed the capital, Guatemala City, some 40 miles away.
More than 3,200 residents of communities near the volcano have been moved, and 46 people were wounded, according to officials. Authorities expected the death toll to rise and warned of the possibility of further mudslides.
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