July 25, 2021

Increases 190 deaths due to the eruption of the Volcán de Fuego in Guatemala

Increases 190 deaths due to the eruption of the Volcán de Fuego in Guatemala



The National Institute of Forensic Sciences said today that it identified two victims of the tragic eruption of the Volcán de Fuego on June 3, bringing the deaths from the catastrophe to 190.

For its part, the National Coordinator for Disaster Reduction added that there are still 238 missing persons.

The people identified are a 29-year-old man named Darbin Yobani Reyes Cobar and a two-year-old baby.

After more than four months, the forensic agency continues to work on 318 cases that have entered the morgue and are pending identification.

The Institute said in a statement that it maintains its work "uninterrupted in favor of those who seek their families among the victims of such a regrettable event."

The Fuego volcano, 3,763 meters high, is located between the departments of Escuintla, Chimaltenango and Sacatepéquez and on June 3 had one of the largest eruptions in its history, leaving, in addition, almost 2 million Guatemalans affected, some of them which have lost everything.

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