A view of an eruption of the Fuego volcano in Alotenango, Sacatepequez, Guatemala, 03 June 2018. It is the deadliest eruption in Guatemala since 1902, when the Santa Maria volcano killed at least 5,000 people.
In the village of El Rodeo, heavily armed soldiers wearing blue masks to ward off the dust stood guard behind yellow tape cordoning off the scene as orange-helmeted workers operated a backhoe. "It's a river of lava that overflowed its banks and affected the El Rodeo village", Sergio Cabanas, the general secretary of Coordinadora Nacional para la Reducción de Desastres, said on the radio, according to Reuters.
The death toll rose from seven to 25 this morning and it is feared that more bodies...
They felt called to respond to the needs of the Guatemalan people and, in 2010, they sold their home, discarded most of their possessions and moved to the country.
Search and rescue operations for the missing and dead have been suspended due to low light and unsafe conditions, and will resume early on Monday morning, the spokesman said.
The drone video that was posted on YouTube shows the aftermath and total destruction of one of the towns in Guatemala.
"Unfortunately El Rodeo was buried and we haven't been able to reach the La Libertad village because of the lava and maybe there are people that died there too", Cabanas said.
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Guatemala Volcano Eruption Kills at Least 33
President Jimmy Morales, who has declared three days of national mourning, was due to visit the disaster zone on Monday. Two children were burned to death as they watched the volcano's second eruption this year from a bridge, he added.
Using shovels and backhoes, emergency workers dug through the debris and mud, perilous labor on smoldering terrain still hot enough to melt shoe soles a day after the volcano exploded in a hail of ash, smoke and molten rock.
This is the second time Volcan del Fuego has erupted this year, however officials have said this is the most violent eruption to occur in decades.
"We saw the lava was pouring through the corn fields and we ran towards a hill", Consuelo Hernandez, a survivor, told Al Jazeera.
There was no immediate word on whether Israel would send search and rescue teams or other aid to the country, where lava flows have blocked roads, destroyed bridges and hampered rescue efforts.
Dense ash blasted out by the volcano shut down Guatemala City's worldwide airport, civil aviation officials said. Officials have warned there could be more eruptions, and have urged residents to be on alert for potential mudslides.
Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales declared a national emergency and three days of mourning.
Fine, gritty volcanic ash can damage jet engines.
Eddy Sanchez, director of the country's seismology and volcanology institute, said the flows reached temperatures of about 700C (1,300F). It shot gas, fire, and ash more than 15,000 feet into the air and spread ash in a nine-mile radius.
David de Leon, spokesman for the National Disaster Prevention Authority said a change in wind was to blame for the volcanic ash falling on parts of the city.