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Guatemala Volcano Eruption Kills Dozens of People

At least 25 people have been killed and 300 injured after a huge volcanic eruption in Guatemala sent lava flowing into rural villages. Homes and roads were charred and blanketed with ash and authorities have said they feared the death toll could rise, with an unspecified number of people currently missing. The Volcan de Fuego, or Volcano of Fire, exploded shortly before noon local time, covering nearby villages in a heavy blanket of ash. Officials said the dead were all concentrated in three towns: El Rodeo, Alotenango, and San Miguel los Lotes. The volcano lies about 25 miles from the country’s capital, Guatemala City. President Jimmy Morales has declared three days of national mourning.