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Published on Monday, March 3, 2014

Flights diverted after volcano erupts in Guatemala



Flights have been diverted after a volcano erupted in Guatemala, spewing ash and lava.


The Pacaya volcano exploded on Saturday afternoon with new explosions seen on Sunday. Ash clouds were reaching a height of about three miles, reports the BBC.


Flights have been diverted from the area, around 30 miles south of the capital, Guatemala City.


"We are assessing with the National Disaster Management Centre (Conred) whether we will need to evacuate the 3,000 people who live in the villages of El Rodeo and Patrocinio," said the Pacaya National Park director, Humberto Morales.


"Access to the areas around the volcano has been suspended," he told the Prensa Libre newspaper.

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