Updated 43 minutes ago GUATEMALA CITY – About 4000 inhabitants fled the fire of Guatemalan fire as red-haired rock and…
Updated 43 minutes ago
GUATEMALA CITY – About 4000 inhabitants fled the fire of Guatemalan fire as red-haired rock and ash pinned into the sky and cascaded down the slopes towards an area destroyed by a fatal eruption earlier this year.
Guatemalan volcanology unit said explosions from the 12,300 foot high mountain shook homes with “constant noise similar to a train locomotive”.
Glowing materials blast as high as 1
,000 meters above the crater and the flow of hot stone and ash extended almost 2 miles down one side of the volcano. Hot explosives of pyroclastic material dropped cannons on the slopes, while a ash box stood almost 23,000 meters above sea level and drove towards Guatemala City to the east.
Hundreds of families listened to the coordination of disaster coordination authorities to evacuate 10 communities in yellow school buses for travel to shelter. The National Disaster Commission said that 3,925 people had been evacuated at the beginning of Monday. As the hours passed, the intensity of the volcano’s activity decreased, and many decided to return to their homes or seek shelter with friends or family.
The volcano of the fire is one of the most active in Central America and an outbreak in June killed 194 people. Another 234 is missing officially, although organizations that support communities have insisted that there are thousands of missing persons.
It spewed more ashes and hot stones in October, warning warnings for nearby communities.
The biggest danger from the volcano is lahars, a mixture of ashes, stones, clay and debris that can bury the entire city. On Monday there were no reports of such streams that reached populated areas, but the authorities did not take any chances. They were criticized hard to avoid evacuations earlier in June.
Four homes have been established for evacuated persons. Dora Caal, 26, and five members of her family took refuge under a nylon tent at a sports stadium in the nearby city of Escuintla.
“Last night we heard the volcano bridge, you could see fire, we could not sleep,” said Caal, whose city El Rodeo was largely evacuated.
“At dawn we said we’d get better, we were afraid,” Caal said when the sun hit the improvised guard. People like Caal are still stalking from the effects of the June outbreak.
“Then I lost my job on a farm that lay on the slopes of the volcano. They closed it and we can not work there anymore,” she said.
Enma Hernandez, 42, left her home in El Rodeo to evacuate, but her 20-year-old son stayed behind to protect the family home from robbers. In fact, many men stayed in the city; There were mainly women and children in the shelter.