Fresh lava flows from Guatemala's Mount Fuego as death toll rises to 110

Posted In: News Date:Jun 10th, 2018

Guatemala's Volcano of Fire released a flow of burning sediment and rock, causing authorities to order new preventative evacuations almost a week after the initial eruption left at least 110 people dead and about 200 missing.

Guatemala's seismology and vulcanology institute said the new lahar — a flow of mud, debris, water and pyroclastic material — was fed by rains and tore down trees as it swept through ravines and gullies.

A rise in the Panaleon river had earlier caused by the new outflow led authorities to evacuate 72 people from the community of Santa Lucia Cotzumalguapa.