More than 1,000 evacuated as Guatemala volcano erupts

Guatemala’s Fuego volcano erupted, spewing thick clouds of ash, and over 1,000 people were evacuated from five nearby communities. The ash column reached over 6,000 meters above sea level, and Conred warns of possible mudslides due to the rainfall forecast. The RN-14 route was closed, and locals and tourists were urged to avoid a restricted area of seven kilometres around the volcano. Guatemala has two other active volcanoes – Santiaguito and Pacaya.