Rescuers have pulled out survivors and dead bodies on Tuesday, from the charred aftermath of the powerful eruption of a Volcano in Central America’s Guatemala. The death count has crossed 69 and is expected to go higher.
The catastrophe caught residents of remote mountain hamlets in a flash, with no time to flee to safety. Thirteen of the victims have so far been identified, with hundreds of others left injured.
The head of Guatemala’s National Forensic Sciences Institute reported the latest death toll, after the volcano erupted on Sunday, engulfing homes in three villages in the central American country and cutting off several communities from aid.
As Guatemalan authorities are dealing with rescue operations, Israel rushed relief to the volcano hit country, it had delivered food, blankets and medicine through it’s embassy to the victims.