Guatemala Volcano Kills TV Reporter, 600 People Relocated To Safe PlaceMay 30th, 2010 - 7:13 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri
Guatemala, May 30, (THAINDIAN NEWS) About 30 km area has been covered with the volcano ash as people are being evacuated from the site. Reportedly, the Pacaya volcano of Guatemala witnessed a heavy eruption that changed in to shower of lava and rocks. Following the eruption, the emergency services have been deployed at the affected site which have seen about 1,600 people running away from their houses. Owing to the heavy fog of ash from the volcano, the Guatemala air services have also been called off. Speaking on the same note, the La Aurora airport officials told the media that all flights have bee rerouted towards other safer parts of the country. They also said that the airport authorities are trying out their best to make sure that the passengers can be kept away from hassle or hindrance.
Following the incident, President Alvaro Colom told the media that emergency situation has been declared at Escuintla and nearby regions. The volcanic eruption killed a prominent TV reporter Anibal Archila who died after the rocks started erupting from the volcano. Out of the 1,600 people who were evacuated, 600 has been evacuated safely away from the affected area. Several houses has been completely shattered into debris due to the eruption.
As a mater of fact the Pacaya volcano happens to be an active one, thus the experts have already asked civilians to exercise extreme caution. They said that there is high chance for a second round of eruption which is a common activity of any active volcano. The Guatemala government has declared orders that no one in the nearby region of the volcano should leave their houses unless there is an emergency.
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