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    Entire families buried as Guatemalans battle to recover the dead after volcano eruption

    https://www.cnn.com/2018/06/05/ameri...ego/index.html

    Entire families buried as Guatemalans battle to recover the dead after volcano eruption

    A sudden, violent eruption from Guatemala's Fuego volcano spewed a fiery mix of ash, lava and gases, that left residents nearby with little time to evacuate in a deadly disaster that has killed 69 people.

    The death toll from Guatemala's National Institute of Forensic Sciences could rise as rescuers struggled to reach the towns that were overrun.

    Dazed survivors, covered in ash and some with blood, trudged through their destroyed neighborhoods. Many were shocked and sobbing, wondering what happened to their loved ones.
    Pete (heard a volcano expert on the radio this morning telling him that this went down a lot like Pompeii would have)

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    Check out the videos taken by crazy people at this link:

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/...=.bf036227ef08

    Pete (thinks the death toll will end up being very high)

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    That village of El Rodeo is right on a riverbed originating on the volcano:



    El Rodeo is that dog-shaped formation in red near the bottom of the photo. You can follow the riverbed (just west of the town) all the way up the top of the volcano. Those people never had a chance. The riverbed is like a giant funnel for lava, lahar, and ash to rain down on the village.

    Pete (sighs)
    Last edited by Plezercruz; 06-05-2018 at 10:10 AM.

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