Guatemala Volcano Still
GUATEMALA - Explosions and ash removal are
now constant in the Pacaya volcano and is
forecasted several more days of activity.
There are no records of a bang like the one
on Thursday night so far, when it was
declared a state of calamity for the
departments of Escuintla and Guatemala,
which joined Sacatepéquez.
The volcano 1,552 meters high is located in
Escuintla, 31.1 miles from the capital.
Almost two thousand people evacuated from
the danger zone were counted until Friday,
when as a direct result had also been
reported one dead and more than 59 injured,
none seriously, and three missing children.
Another deceased and several injured were
added to this balance, but they were for
cleaning up the sand on roofs of buildings
in this city.
The report of the damages doe spot include
crops because is too soon to have
approximated numbers, but seems to be huge.
According to President Alvaro Colom
financial resources will be directed to the
recovery of that sector because he said
there is sufficient.
Colom evaluated the situation of the
eruption of Pacaya volcano as extremely
serious and confirmed the mobilization of
state institutions to face its consequences.
The President made a call to all Guatemalans
to work in harmony and solidarity to
overcome as soon as possible the emergency