June 8, 2018 / 12:03 AM / 15 days ago

Death toll climbs to 109 in Guatemala volcano eruption

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - The death toll from a massive volcano eruption in Guatemala rose to 109 on Thursday, the Central American country’s disaster and forensic agency Inacif said.

Rescue workers work with excavators at an area affected by the eruption of the Fuego volcano at San Miguel Los Lotes in Escuintla, June 6, 2018. REUTERS/Carlos Jasso

The eruption on Sunday was the volcano’s most violent in four decades.

Reporting by Sofia Menchu; Writing by Julia Love; Editing by Sandra Maler

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