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In photos: The desperate search for survivors of Fuego volcano eruption in Guatemala

A powerful eruption on Sunday in Guatemala sent columns of ash and rocks spewing down the slopes of the Fuego volcano, killing at least 69 people. WARNING: This slideshow includes graphic images.
5 Jun 2018 – 11:11 AM EDT
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The Pamal family lost 18 members in the eruption of the Fuego volcano in Guatemala on Sunday. Crédito: Gerardo Del Valle/Univison
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Exhausted rescuers leaving the town of El Rodeo, in the department of Escuintla, about 25 miles from Guatemala City. Crédito: Orlando Estrada/Getty Images
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Sunday's powerful eruption of the Fuego volcano in Guatemala buriedied several communities in ash with little time for residents to escape. Crédito: Johan Ordoñez/Getty Images
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Aerial view of the hamlet of San Miguel Los Lotes, covered in the flow of lava, rock and ash from the Fuego volcano. Crédito: Efe
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Rescue teams rushed to the lower slopes of the volcano. At least 300 injuries are reported besides 69 deaths. Crédito: Johan Ordoñez/Getty Images
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A rescue worker with a child in El Rodeo, Escuintla, on the slpes of the Fuego volcano in Guatemala. Crédito: Noé Pérez/EFE
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The viisble sign of the lava, rock and ash, known as pyroclastic flow, on the slopes of the Fuego volcano. Crédito: Efe
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A group of rescuers in Guatemala carry a wounded victim in El Rodeo, Escuintla. Crédito: Noé Pérez/EFE
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Rescuers used drones to locate survivors. Crédito: Gerardo Del Valle
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A victim with leg burns.
Crédito: Reuters
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The pyroclastic flow of lava, rock and ash on the slopes of the Fuego volcano. Crédito: Johan Ordoñez/Getty Images
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A rescue worker takes a break in the search for survivors. Crédito: José Misa/EFE
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Homes in Escuintla were overrun by the volcano's pyroclastic flow of lava, rock and ash. Crédito: Luis Soto/Ap
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Residents of San Miguel Los Lotes, one of the worst hit communities, try to find survivors after Sunday's eruption of the Fuego volcano. Crédito: Johan Ordoñez/Getty Images
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At least 69 people died in villages at the foot of the volcano. Crédito: Johan Ordoñez/Getty Images
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Una muestra de los daños causados por la erupción potente del volcán de Fuego en Guatemala. Crédito: Ministerio de la Defensa de Guatemala/EFE
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A drone used by authorities in Guatemala flies over the disaster area trying to locate survivors from the Fuego volcano eruption. Crédito: Gerardo Del Valle
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A distraught woman awaits word of relatives missing in the community of San Miguel Los Lotes. Crédito: Luis Echeverria/Reuters
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El cráter humeante del volcán de Fuego desde San Miguel Los Lotes. Crédito: Luis Echeverria/Reuters
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Rooms at the Reunion hotel destroyed by the lava flow in Alotenango. Crédito: @ConredGuatemala
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A rescue worker assists survivors of the volcanic eruption. Crédito: Noé Pérez/EFE
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Several children were rescued by emergency teams. Crédito: Noé Pérez/AFP/Getty Images
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Another vicitms is carried on a stretcher by rescue workers. Crédito: Noé Pérez/AFP/Getty Images
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Sunday's eruption if the Fuego volcano was its most violent in four decades. Crédito: Reuters
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A child rescued from the disaster zone is carried to safety. Crédito: Noé Pérez/EFE
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Una pequeña es asistida por un rescatista durante la noche del domingo. Crédito: Reuters
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Teams of emergency workers, fireman and soldiers joined the search and rescue effort. Crédito: José Misa/EFE
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La ceniza humeante que afectó el caserío San Miguel de los lotes. Crédito: Johan Ordoñez/Getty Images
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Rescatistan buscan sobrevivientes en Escuintla, al fondo el cráter humeante del volcán. Crédito: Luis Soto/Ap
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Rescatistas y residentes continúan en la búsqueda de sobrevivientes. Crédito: Johan Ordoñez/Getty Images
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Víctimas mortales de la erupción del volcán de Fuego, Guatemala, cubiertas con mantas azules. Crédito: Luis Echeverría/Reuters
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Así se veía la noche de este domingo la erupción del volcán de Fuego, en Guatemala. Crédito: Luis Echeverría/Reuters
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