Guatemala volcano erupts, killing children as lava spews into village

Six dead or missing after Guatemala's Fuego volcano erupts

A powerful volcanic eruption less than 30 miles from Guatemala's capital Sunday killed at least 25 people and injured 20, sending a giant plume of ash and smoke nearly 15,000 feet into the sky.

At least seven people were killed and many more injured in the eruption of Volcan de Fuego, near Guatemala City.

Farmers covered in ash fled for their lives as civil defence staffers tried to relocate them to shelters during the event.

The fiery explosion sent large plumes of smoke and ash thousands of feet into the air - and "a river of lava" through El Rodeo village near Guatemala City, according to local officials.

National Disaster Coordinator Sergio Cabanas said an undetermined number of people were missing following the eruption of the Volcan de Fuego, which is 44 kilometers (27 miles) from Guatemala City.

It is the second time the volcano has erupted this year, setting off loud explosions and spewing ash almost four miles into the sky. "This is an terrible place to be, if you are ever around an erupting volcano like this and you see a cloud moving along the ground towards you, RUN".

So far, 15 people been have been hospitalised, including 12 children, some of whom suffered severe burns, according to the Health Ministry.

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"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".

It urged residents living near the volcano to evacuate immediately and warned residents of the towns of Chimaltenango, Sacatepequez and Escuintla to watch out for volcanic rocks and ash.

At least 18 bodies were discovered in San Miguel Los Lotes, a disaster official told AP.

The president said he and his government would determine whether to ask Congress to declare a state of emergency in the areas, while at the same time appealing to the population for calm.

Six people are dead and 20 have been injured after Guatemala's Fuego volcano erupted on Sunday.

The volcano, one of Central America's most active, is located near the colonial city of Antigua.

The International Airport La Aurora closed its runway due to the volcanic ash as a precautionary measure.

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