Fuego Volcano Erupts, Killing At Least 62

Fuego Volcano Erupts, Killing At Least 62. A total of 3 thousand 265 people were evacuated from the communities most affected by the recent eruption of the Fuego volcano so it was necessary to set up nine shelters in the department of Escuintla and one more in Sacatepéquez, in which 1,868 people have taken refuge.

Fuego Volcano Erupts, Killing At Least 62

Resources and humanitarian assistance have also been mobilized from the headquarters of the National Coordinator for Disaster Reduction -CONRED- and headquarters of the Escuintla region to the aforementioned shelters, the main priority being to provide security, food and shelter to the people who are there.


Fuego Volcano Erupts, Killing At Least 62
The second eruption of the year that the Fuego volcano generated on June 3, produced ash columns of up to 10 thousand meters above sea level, descent of constant pyroclastic flows, descent of strong lahars and fiery clouds with temperatures of up to 700 degrees Celsius, affecting several communities near this volcanic dome.

The accounting of affected people after the Damage Assessment and Needs Analysis – EDAN – totals one million 702,130 affected, 3 thousand 265 evacuated from the most affected communities, thousand 689 sheltered, 46 injured treated by fire departments and 25 deceased so far.

El Rodeo is a town in the Escuintla Department of Guatemala. It is located at an altitude of 2,483 m (8,146 ft) above sea level on the southern slopes of an active volcano called Volcán de Fuego — Spanish for Volcano of Fire.[2]

El Rodeo was in the direct path of the eruption and from most news reports and pictures the town is covered in Volcanic ash.

The town, with a population estimated at 14,125[1] was reported to have been buried by volcanic material following the 2018 Volcán de Fuego eruption on 3 June 2018.[3][4] The town was in the process of evacuation when the eruption happened.[5]

Other nearby towns affected by the volcanic flows include San Miguel Los Lotes and Alotenango.[3][4] At least 62 people were confirmed dead in the disaster area,[6][7] and it is feared that near 2,000 people are missing as the aftermath of the eruption