Death toll climbs to 121 in Guatemala volcano eruption

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Guatemala, July 18 (IANS) The death toll in the Fuego volcano eruption has climbed to 121, after five more victims were identified, Guatemala’s National Coordination for Disaster Reduction said on Wednesday.

The Civil Protection authority spokesperson said that only two among the newly identified people were on the list of missing, which now stands at 300.

On June 3, the Fuego volcano had recorded one of the strongest eruptions in its history, leaving hundreds dead and missing and affected more than 2 million people.

–IANS

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