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Helicopter Footage Shows Trail of Destruction From Fuego Volcano's Pyroclastic Flow

2018-06-05 05:26
Helicopter Footage Shows Trail of Destruction From Fuego Volcano's Pyroclastic Flow At least 62 people were reported killed when Guatemala’s Volcan de Fuego erupted on Sunday, June 3, sending plumes of rock, gas, and ash over nearby villages, as well as a fast-moving and destructive pyroclastic flow. These videos show the pyroclastic flow, composed of hot gases and volcanic material that can surge along at speeds as fast as 430 mph. The stream has been described as the cause of a number of deaths. The volcano is located around 25 miles southwest of Guatemala City. The departments of Sacatepequez, Escuintla and Chimaltenango were worst affected, according to CONRED, the National Disaster Management Agency, and 3,100 people were displaced as a result. As seen in this video the pyroclastic flow carved a trail of destruction down one of the flanks of the Volcan de Fuego. Credit: CONRED via Storyful