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Wednesday 20 June 2018

Guatemala volcano blankets villages with ash

Volcan del Fuego is one of the most active volcanoes in Central America.

Drivers make their way through a rain of volcanic ash (Luis Soto/AP)
Drivers make their way through a rain of volcanic ash (Luis Soto/AP)

By Associated Press reporter

A volcano southwest of Guatemala’s capital has erupted for the second time this year, setting off loud explosions and spewing ash nearly four miles into the sky.

The National Coordinator for Disaster Reduction in Guatemala said Sunday that fiery clouds of smoke were billowing from the Volcan del Fuego and that soot blanketed cars and houses in the nearby villages of San Pedro Yepocapa and Sangre de Cristo.

Ash also fell on Guatemala City, 27 miles from the volcano.

Volcan del Fuego is one of the most active volcanoes in Central America.

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