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Guatemala / At least 25 people died, 20 were injured and 1.7 million people were affected by the eruption of the Fuego volcano in Guatemala, the most violent of recent years.

The ash that launched the colossus reached 10,000 meters above sea level and, according to the National Institute of Seismology, Volcanology, Meteorology and Hydrology (Insivumeh), the eruption, the second in 2018 of the Fuego volcano, is the largest of the last years.

Before this catastrophe, the Ministry of Education announced the suspension of classes in the departments of Chimaltenango, Escuintla and Sacatepéquez, which have been declared by the National Coordinator of Disasters in red alert.

The Government of Guatemala, headed by its president Jimmy Morales, decided to decree the state of calamity in the three departments to attend the emergency, of which the secretary of the Conrad, Sergio García, gave more details.

He explained that among the wounded there were 12 children, four of them with third-degree burns, forcing the authorities to transfer him to the Roosevelt Hospital in the capital.

Garcia said that the village of El Rodeo, in the southern department of Escuintla, was practically buried by the avalanche that descended from the volcanic cone and that the outlook is “quite delicate” because the lava does not let in.

There are an undetermined number of missing persons and 3,100 people have been evacuated, he said, adding that they continue to carry out assessments of the damage caused by the eruption of the volcano of Fuego, 3,763 meters high.

All of Guatemala was declared in orange alert or prevention, while the departments of Escuintla, Chimaltenango and Sacatepéquez, where it locates the Fuego volcano, are on red alert.

Local media have released videos showing people trapped by the incandescent avalanche that fell from the cone’s crater, the most active of the 32 in Guatemala.

The activity also left three damaged power lines and a bridge, said the secretary of the Conrad.

The ash that launched the volcano reached the departments of Baja Verapaz (North) and El Progreso (East).

The Army displaced several brigades to collaborate in the rescue of people who are trapped in their communities.

The authorities warned that the rains are now the threat not only to the population, but to the roads that are located around the volcano, and called on the mayors to verify whether the drinking water is contaminated or not.

The Government, through the Ministry of Development (Mides), has sent humanitarian assistance to the populations affected by the volcanic eruption. (June 4, 2018, EFE/Practica Español)

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Question 1
En la noticia se dice que...  
todavía no se ha registrado ninguna víctima mortal por la erupción de un volcán en Guatemala.
es posible que un volcán de Guatemala entre por primera vez en erupción.
la erupción de un volcán ha causado la muerte a una veintena de personas en Guatemala.
Question 2
Según el texto,  la actividad del volcán de Fuego...  
ha obligado a que todo el país esté en alerta en mayor o menor grado.
ha obligado a que todo el país esté en alerta máxima.
todavía no es lo suficientemente intensa para que haya zonas que estén en alerta.
Question 3
En el texto se dice que...    
hay menores de edad que están heridos.
no hay ningún adulto entre las personas heridas.
el Gobierno no ha confirmado si hay algún menor de edad herido.
Question 4
Según la noticia...  
no se tiene constancia de que haya personas desparecidas.
las autoridades creen que hay miles de personas desaparecidas.
todavía no se sabe el número de personas que están desaparecidas.
Question 5
La actividad volcánica ha causado daños infraestructurales.    
Es verdad.
Es mentira.
No se sabe.
Question 6
En el texto se dice que...  
el Ejército está ayudando en las operaciones de rescate.
no es necesario que el Ejército despliegue unas unidades para rescatar a los afectados.
es posible que el Ejército también colabore en las operaciones de rescate.
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