Death toll rises in Guatemala and scores are missing after massive volcano eruption
By James Blears
More than 3,000 villagers have been evacuated, with Vulcanologists reassuring that the worst was definitely over, following Sunday's eruption, which sent ash plumes ten kilometers into the atmopshere, in the worst natural disaster of its kind in Guatemala since 1902.
But then El Fuego volcano confounded the Experts by again erupting, sending flows of molten lava, accompanyed by wafts of sulferous toxic clouds, down its Southern flank.
Rescue Services say the 72 hour window of opportunity to find any more survivors is now all but closed, but they still continue in the hopes of prizing a miracle from the grey flecked toxic sludge.
Two million people have been affected by this and the rebuilding will take years. It's hoped it'll be appreciably outside the 20 km danger zone which now rings El Fuego.