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Dozens dead after volcano erupts in Guatemala

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The search for survivors from deadly eruptions of Guatemala’s Fuego volcano was temporarily suspended on Thursday due to dangerous conditions for rescue workers, as the death toll from the disaster reached 100, authorities said.

Residents should stay away from the still-dangerous area, said David de Leon, a spokesman for national disaster management agency CONRED.

The toll of dead from a series of eruptions that began on Sunday has been gradually rising and now stands at 100, police said.

Rescue teams have been searching frantically for survivors and victims in the lava-ravaged landscape. The violent eruptions showered volcanic ash over nearby towns and spewed pyroclastic flows throughout the area. (Reuters)

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Brian Rivera, who lost 13 members of his family during the eruption of the Fuego volcano, is comforted, near debris of his home at San Miguel Los Lotes, Escuintla, Guatemala, June 7, 2018. (Photo: Carlos Jasso/Reuters)


Renato Cortez (L) is helped by friend Alex Ruiz to look for his family at an area affected by the eruption of the Fuego volcano at San Miguel Los Lotes, Escuintla, Guatemala, June 7, 2018. (Photo: Carlos Jasso/Reuters)


The Volcan de Fuego, or “Volcano of Fire,” blows a cloud of ash in Escuintla, Guatemala, Thursday, June 7, 2018. (Photo: Moisés Castillo/AP)


Female family members of Erick Rivas, 20, who died in the hospital after suffering burns from the eruption of the Volcan de Fuego, which in Spanish means Volcano of Fire, carry his remains to the Catholic church to bury him in San Juan Alotenango, Guatemala, Wednesday, June 6, 2018. (Photo: Luis Soto/AP)


Alejandro Esqueque, 45, looks for the remains of his mother and nephews at his home, in the area affected by the eruption of the Fuego volcano at San Miguel Los Lotes in Escuintla, Guatemala, June 6, 2018. REUTERS/Carlos Jasso – RC1485C03000


A rescue worker carries a flock of farm birds rescued from homes destroyed by the Volcan de Fuego, or “Volcano of Fire,” eruption, in El Rodeo, Guatemala, Wednesday, June 6, 2018. (Photo: Rodrigo Abd/AP)


A dead calf is seen at an area affected by the eruption of the Fuego volcano at El Rodeo in Escuintla, Guatemala June 6, 2018. REUTERS/Carlos Jasso – RC1F04EC9700


Firefighters take a pause while carrying skeleton remains found at a house during the search in the area affected by the eruption of the Fuego volcano in San Miguel Los Lotes in Escuintla, Guatemala, June 6, 2018. REUTERS/Carlos Jasso – RC1B3D4E5F60


Rescue workers search in El Rodeo, one of the hamlets in the disaster area near the Volcan de Fuego, or “Volcano of Fire,” in Escuintla, Guatemala, Tuesday, June 5, 2018. (Photo: Rodrigo Abd/AP)


People mourn over the coffin of Eric Rivas, 20, who died during the eruption of the Fuego volcano, during his wake in Alotenango, Guatemala, June 6, 2018. REUTERS/Jose Cabezas TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY – RC11AE3E3080


Rescue workers look for remains at an area affected by the eruption of the Fuego volcano at El Rodeo in Escuintla, Guatemala June 6, 2018. REUTERS/Jose Cabezas – RC1B1874FA00


Apparel hung on a clothesline are covered in volcanic ash outside a home in the disaster zone near the Volcan de Fuego, or “Volcano of Fire, in the El Rodeo hamlet of Escuintla, Guatemala, Wednesday, June 6, 2018. (Photo: Rodrigo Abd/AP)


A man has his face washed by a rescue worker near an area affected by the eruption of the Fuego volcano at El Rodeo in Escuintla, Guatemala June 6, 2018. REUTERS/Jose Cabezas – RC170767D540


Rescue workers work with excavators at an area affected by the eruption of the Fuego volcano at San Miguel Los Lotes in Escuintla, Guatemala, June 6, 2018. REUTERS/Carlos Jasso – RC1C2F761FB0


People carry the coffins of seven people who died during the eruption of the Volcan de Fuego, which in Spanish means Volcano of Fire, in the background, to the cemetery in San Juan Alotenango, Guatemala, Monday, June 4, 2018. (Photo: Luis Soto/AP)


Children hold bunches of flowers during the funeral of 20-year-old Erick Rivas, a victim of the Fuego volcano eruption, in Alotenango municipality, Sacatepequez, about 65 km southwest of Guatemala City, on June 6, 2018 .(Photo: Orlando Estrada/AFP/Getty Images)


A view of an area affected by eruption from Fuego volcano in the community of San Miguel Los Lotes in Escuintla, Guatemala June 4, 2018. (Photo: Luis Echeverria/Reuters)


A soldier keeps watch at a restricted area affected by an eruption from Fuego volcano in the community of San Miguel Los Lotes in Escuintla, Guatemala, June 4, 2018. (Photo: Luis Echeverria/Reuters)


A firefighter carries the body of a child recovered near the Volcan de Fuego, or “Volcano of Fire,” in Escuintla, Guatemala, June 4, 2018. A fiery volcanic eruption in south-central Guatemala sent lava flowing into rural communities killing dozens. (Photo: Oliver de Ros/AP)


A rescue worker carries a child covered with ash after Fuego volcano erupted violently in El Rodeo, Guatemala June 3, 2018. (Photo: Fabricio Alonzo/Reuters)


A truck is covered in volcanic ash spewed by Volcan de Fuego, or Volcano of Fire, in Escuintla, Guatemala, June 4, 2018. (Photo: Luis Soto/AP)


Fuego volcano is pictured after it erupted violently, in San Juan Alotenango, Guatemala June 3, 2018. (Photo: Luis Echeverria/Reuters)


Local residents join the search for victims in San Miguel Los Lotes, a village in Escuintla Department, about 35 km southwest of Guatemala City, on June 4, 2018. (Photo: Johan Ordonez/AFP/Getty Images)


A resident cradles his dog after rescuing him near the Volcan de Fuego, or “Volcano of Fire,” in Escuintla, Guatemala, June 4, 2018. (Photo: Luis Soto/AP)


Smoke billows from the ash-covered slopes of the Fuego Volcano taken from San Miguel Los Lotes, a village in Escuintla Department, about 35 km southwest of Guatemala City, on June 4, 2018 a day after an eruption. (Photo: Johan Ordonez/AFP/Getty Images)


Firefighters pray after Fuego volcano erupted violently in San Juan Alotenango, Guatemala June 3, 2018. (Photo: Luis Echeverria/Reuters)


The body of a victim is covered in volcanic ash spewed by the Volcan de Fuego, or “Volcano of Fire,” in Escuintla, Guatemala, June 4, 2018. (Photo: Luis Soto/AP)


Rescue workers walk on rooftops in Escuintla, Guatemala, June 4, 2018, blanketed with heavy ash spewed by the Volcan de Fuego, or “Volcano of Fire,” pictured in the background, left center. (Photo: Luis Soto/AP)


A woman cries for her missing relatives during the search for vicitms in San Miguel Los Lotes, a village in Escuintla Department, about 35 km southwest of Guatemala City, on June 4, 2018. (Photo: Johan Ordonez/AFP/Getty Images)


In this image taken with a long exposure, the Volcan de Fuego, or Volcano of Fire, spews molten rock from its crater in Alotenango, Guatemala, June 3, 2018. (Photo: Luis Soto/AP)


Volcanic ash covers parked motorcycles, brought by the Fuego Volcano, in Antigua Guatemala, June 3, 2018. (Photo: Luis Soto/AP)


Police block a route affected by the ash expelled by Volcan de Fuego, or Volcano of Fire, in El Rodeo, Guatemala, June 3, 2018. (Photo: Santiago Billy/AP)


Firefighters regroup after working on the evacuation of residents near Volcan de Fuego, or Volcano of Fire, in Alotenango, Guatemala, June 3, 2018. (Photo: Luis Soto/AP)


Volcan de Fuego, or Volcano of Fire, blows outs a thick cloud of ash, as seen from Alotenango, Guatemala, June 3, 2018. (Photo: Santiago Billy/AP)


Firefighters leave the evacuation area near Volcan de Fuego, or Volcano of Fire, in El Rodeo, Guatemala, June 3, 2018. (Photo: Santiago Billy/AP)


Volcan de Fuego, or Volcano of Fire, blows outs a thick cloud of ash, as seen from Alotenango, Guatemala, June 3, 2018. (Photo: Luis Soto/AP)


Volcan de Fuego, or Volcano of Fire, blows outs a thick cloud of ash, as seen from Alotenango, Guatemala, June 3, 2018. (Photo: Santiago Billy/AP)


Drivers make their way through a light rain of volcanic ash, as the Volcan de Fuego erupts, in Guatemala City, June 3, 2018. Volcan del Fuego is one of the most active volcanoes in Central America. (Photo: Luis Soto/AP)


Volcan de Fuego, or Volcano of Fire, blows outs a thick cloud of ash, as seen from Alotenango, Guatemala, June 3, 2018. (Photo: Santiago Billy/AP)