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Volcano spews ash months after deadly eruption

Published:Sunday | October 14, 2018 | 12:18 AM

MEXICO CITY (AP): Guatemala's Volcano of Fire is spewing ash just months after an eruption killed at least 110 people.

The country's seismology and volcanology institute said yesterday that hot lava is spilling from the crater and flowing towards a ravine.

Constant rumblings from the volcano sounded like an engine, and columns of grey ash were shooting 4,600 meters (15,091 feet) into the air.

Authorities asked nearby residents to evacuate and be alert for possible lahars - flows of mud, debris, water and pyroclastic material - that could be fed by afternoon rains.

The Volcano of Fire is one of the most active in Central America.

Dozens of people were buried alive or burnt beyond recognition in June when the volcano expelled smouldering gas, ash and rock, catching residents off guard.