Miraculous rescue of baby buried under volcanic ash

Guatemala volcano eruption video

Guatemala volcano eruption video

Volcan de Fuego, which means "Volcano of Fire" in Spanish, is one of several active volcanoes among 34 in the Central American country.

The eruption also created pyroclastic flows - fast-moving mixtures of very hot gas and volcanic matter.

Cruz said firefighters dug up three bodies during their first hours of work in El Rodeo and San Miguel los Lotes, the two villages filled with small farmers that once nestled in the lush foothills of the volcano that were suddenly transformed into moonscapes by the eruption.

Amid the destruction, there was one glimmer of hope: The rescue of a black-and-white dog found alive in a home where four people lay dead.

Guatemala's National Institute of Seismology head Eddy Sanchez had predicted "no imminent eruption over the next few days".

A volunteer firefighter cries after leaving El Rodeo village in Escuintla department, 35 km south of Guatemala City on June 3, 2018, following the eruption of the Fuego Volcano.

Lots of people have been hurt and at least 75 people have died.

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Sunday's eruption caught residents of remote mountain hamlets off guard, with little or no time to flee to safety.

"We come in support of the people who are really risking their lives for the people who are there", said Gladys Vian, a 56-year-old member of the Catholic parish of Escuintla.

Thousands of people have been evacuated, CONRED said.

"Disaster relief agency chief Sergio Cabanas told reporters: "'We will continue until we find the last victim, though we do not know how many there are. The bodies were recovered by search and rescue teams, Guatemala's National Institute of Forensic Studies confirmed, saying that only 23 have been identified so far. "They are taking away our opportunity to say goodbye".

Officials said the speed and ferocity of the eruption took mountain communities by surprise, with numerous dead found in or around their homes.

Experts said the volcano recorded several weak explosions on Wednesday, generating a fresh 4,700-metre (15,500 feet) high column of grey ash.

Naomi Diaz of the Ciraiz Beauty Academy said they were moved to help because they saw people who had lost everything.

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