'Volcano of Fire' showing more signs of activity in Guatemala

Pompeii skeleton

Pompeii skeleton

Almost 70 people are dead, hundreds hurt and thousands still evacuated following a volcano eruption in southern Guatemala.

The national disaster agency, CONRED, said 192 people remained missing after the disaster and the forensic agency, Inacif, raised the death toll to at least 75, up from 72.

The institute says only 23 of the recovered bodies have been identified so far.

At least 75 people have been killed and dozens more were missing, according to Guatemala's Ministry of Public Health and Social Assistance.

"If you are trapped in a pyroclastic flow, it's hard to come out of it alive", he said, adding that if people caught in the flow they may never be found.

More than 3,000 residents have been evacuated from the area and people have been advised to wear face masks.

The latest activity has been mostly on the far side of the volcano, facing the Pacific coast.

Computex 2018: Intel introduce first 5.0GHz processor, mobile Optane and more
The original Intel 8086 processor from 1978 next to the new Intel Core i7-8086K limited edition processor. The Core i7-8086K will be the first Intel-crafted CPU supporting 5GHz turbo frequency.

The fast-moving flows overtook people in homes and streets with temperatures reaching as high as 1,300 degrees Fahrenheit (700 Celsius), and hot ash and volcanic gases that can cause rapid asphyxiation.

Officials are crossing-checking census data with aerial photos of homes, registers of people in shelters and lists of the missing and injured, Cabanas said.

At a roadblock, Joel Gonzalez complained that police wouldn't let him through to see his family's house in the village of San Juan Alotenango, where his 76-year-old father lay buried in ash along with four other relatives.

The volcano shot ash and gas several kilometres up into the sky, which then fell back down and left debris across areas more than 15 kilometres away. Numerous victims are unrecognisable, with officials warning that DNA testing and other methods may be needed to identify them. Within 24 hours of the first eruption over the weekend, Shriners says an emergency medical team from its Galveston hospital was sent to provide care in Guatemala, where they've been working for days.

The prospects of finding any more survivors was poor, he said.

Authorities said explosions from the volcano, which again streamed pyroclastic flows Tuesday, are threatening villages southeast of the mountain.

Recommended News

  • Kelly Sadler, White House aide who insulted John McCain, is out

    Kelly Sadler, White House aide who insulted John McCain, is out

    Senator John McCain's battle with brain cancer has left her White House job, a White House spokesman said on Tuesday. Conway said it is up to Sadler if she wants to remain in the administration, possibly in a Cabinet agency role.

    White House reportedly considering new economic penalties against Canada

    The U.S. imports $417 billion in goods from the European Union , $294 billion from Mexico and $278 billion from Canada. The Mexican tariffs target USA pork, produce, bourbon, and steel - products chosen with a political objective in mind.
    Planet Nine could be a cluster of asteroids sending comets Earth's way

    Planet Nine could be a cluster of asteroids sending comets Earth's way

    The huge number of these trans-Neptunian objects (TNOs) makes it computationally intensive to model the evolution of their orbits. This theory matches a 2012 finding showing the larger a detached TNO becomes, the more distant its orbit gets from the Sun.
  • Instagram goes for Youtube's throat, to allow one-hour long videos

    Instagram goes for Youtube's throat, to allow one-hour long videos

    The idea of exploring long-form content is an extension of CEO Mark Zuckerberg's emphasis on video-sharing. However, the WSJ does note how these plans are "tentative and subject to change".
    SpaceX launches communication satellite, ditches old booster

    SpaceX launches communication satellite, ditches old booster

    There are also some concerns about the Falcon Heavy rocket, which hasn't been under as much testing as the Falcon 9 rocket . SpaceX made no attempt to recover the earlier-generation "block 4" first stage, which was limited to only two flights.
    Rafael Nadal's French Open set streak ends in quarterfinals

    Rafael Nadal's French Open set streak ends in quarterfinals

    Spain's Garbine Muguruza broke Maria Sharapova's serve six times and needed only 70 minutes to move into the semifinals. Top-ranked Simona Halep has leveled at one set-all in her French Open quarterfinal against Angelique Kerber of Germany.
  • Is No Credit Better Than Having Bad Credit?

    In fact, that’s the best possible use of credit — engaging it to do something that can help you make money. No Credit The good news about having no credit history is there’s nothing negative about you out there.
    Crocodile kills Ethiopian pastor during baptism ceremony

    Crocodile kills Ethiopian pastor during baptism ceremony

    Fishermen attempted to rescue Docho, but they only managed to prevent the crocodile from taking his body with fishing nets. The Telegraph reported that lake and riverside baptisms are common in many African countries, notwithstanding the risk.

    No More Recess, McConnell Tells Obstructionist Dems

    Congressional leaders have traditionally threatened to cancel the summer recess amid mounting legislative agendas. Sasse called for McConnell to make this move in a letter to the Majority Leader last month.
  • Reliable Study Materials (from Practice Tests to Video Tutorials)to Prepare for Microsoft 70-480 Exam

    Make sure you check at least three different learning resources on every topic and go through the study materials several times. However, it is essential to note that the percentage on every topic is the approximate exam question weigh on each of them.
    Sonos announces the Sonos Beam, a soundbar with Alexa built

    Sonos announces the Sonos Beam, a soundbar with Alexa built

    Bass has some oomph to it, and can be upgraded with the addition of the Sonos Sub, while the highs peeked through periodically. The sound bar also offers support for Apple's recently introduced AirPlay 2 audio streaming protocol and control with Siri.
    Are Kendall Jenner & Anwar Hadid DATING??

    Are Kendall Jenner & Anwar Hadid DATING??

    Her sisters may all be in relationships, but Kendall Jenner is enjoying the single life to the fullest extent. The pair have since unfollowed each other on Instagram , with Peltz deleting all photos of herself with Hadid.

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.