"I don't feel I can stand up, I have never felt such pain in my heart," said a member of the Pamal family after the eruption destroyed an entire community in Escuintla, adjacent to the volcano. Rescue teams are still searching for survivors.
Their community, San Miguel Los Lotes, was caught in the devastating path of the flow of lava, rock and ash. Rescue teams continue working in the area searching for survivors, and the bodies of those who died.
Vice President Mike Pence and Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen are on damage control duty. They are due to meet Thursday in Guatemala with the presidents of the three Central America countries most affected by the immigration crisis on the southern U.S. border.