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Fuego Volcano: Guatemala Calls for International Help over Deadly Eruption

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The death toll from last week's devastating volcanic explosion in Guatemala hit 109, according to the National Forensic Sciences Institute [INACIF]. Relatively, almost 200 people are reported missing.


It updated on Thursday the previous day's count of 99 victims after ten more bodies were delivered to local morgues, according to a statement on Twitter.

In the same respect, Guatemalan authorities on Thursday requested international assistance in dealing with aftermath of last week's violent volcanic eruption.

"Now this request goes to the international community to allow assistance to Guatemala," the country's Foreign Ministry said in a statement. State prosecutors are investigating lack of emergency response that caused loss of life. The disaster is considered to be Guatemala's most violent volcanic eruption in over a century.

Source: News Agencies, Edited by website team