The eruption showered sand and ash on coffee plants across as much as 6,890 acres (2,788 hectares), including close to the volcano's cone, causing an estimated loss of 0.91 percent of Guatemala's coffee production, the country's national coffee association said.
Another dozen people were rescued in area hit by thick ash, mud or lava.
The Fuego eruption has reportedly been the most violent in more than a century in Guatemala, killing at least 25 people, and injuring many more. "I think they ended up buried", Consuelo Hernandez, a resident of the village of El Rodeo, told Diario de Centroamerica.
"Where we saw the lava fall, we ran to a hillside" to escape, she added.
The Volcan del Fuego burst into eruption Sunday, hurling ash 14,700 feet (4,500 meters) above sea level and sending flows of pyroclastic materials down its flanks into nearby towns.
Cabanas said that the dead included a civil protection official.
A volcanic eruption in Guatemala that spewed out ashy plumes and scorching-hot lava on Sunday (June 3) has killed at least 33 people, according to news reports. Lava as hot as 1,300 degrees Fahrenheit (700 degrees Celsius) sped down the volcano's slopes and into the surrounding villages, covering roads, burning houses and hampering rescue efforts, Eddy Sánchez, director of the country's seismology and volcanology institute, told the Associated Press (AP).
Rescue workers are desparately battling to find missing people and pull bodies from the lava slicks, called pyroclastic flows, that engulfed the village of El Rodeo.
Lava streamed down the streets of a village as emergency crews searched homes looking for trapped residents, another local news outlet reported.Читайте также: Worsening Italian crisis batters stock markets
Firefighter spokesman Mynor Ruano says pyroclastic flows have cut off roads leading to the area southwest of Guatemala's capital and they have not been able to reach it.
"This is the phenomenon that claimed many lives during the famous AD 79 eruption of Vesuvius that destroyed Pompeii".
Aviation authorities closed Guatemala City's global airport because of the danger posed to planes, but the airport was reopened at mid-morning Monday after workers cleared away ash.
Two children were burned to death as they watched the volcano's second eruption this year from a bridge, he added.
Temporary shelters were opened to evacuated and displaced residents.
Sunday's explosion rained soot over the popular tourist destination and other villages in the Sacatepequez department, covering them in ash.
The capital's worldwide airport has also been closed due to the danger the ash poses to planes.
Lesser amounts of ash fell on Guatemala City, which is 44km (27 miles) from the volcano.
President Jimmy Morales, who has declared three days of national mourning, was due to visit the disaster zone on Monday.При любом использовании материалов сайта и дочерних проектов, гиперссылка на обязательна.
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