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The Atlantic   17 May 2021   Guatemala  
<p>Guatemala&rsquo;s Pacaya volcano has been in a fairly active period since about 1961. Earlier this year, a new fissure vent opened, and rivers of lava began flowing out, threatening several nearby communities. The lava has been advancing slowly, and locals ...
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BBC NEWS   04 June 2018   Guatemala   Guatemala City  
<p>Twenty-five people have been killed and hundreds injured in the most violent eruption in decades in Guatemala.</p><p>The Fuego volcano, about 40km (25 miles) south-west of the capital Guatemala City, has been spewing rocks, black smoke and ash into the ...
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The Telegraph   05 October 2015   Guatemala   Santa Catarina Pinula  
<p>At least 131 people were killed in mudslides that smashed into a village outside Guatemala City, officials said Sunday, three days after the disaster struck the Central American nation.<br />"Unfortunately, a new count shows that there are 131 confirmed ...
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The Guardian   03 October 2015   Guatemala   Santa Catarina Pinula  
<p>The collapse of a hillside onto a town on the edge of Guatemala City has killed at least 26 people and left hundreds missing as rescue crews search for survivors in homes buried by dirt and sludge. Loosened by heavy rains, tons of dirt and trees tumbled ...