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Jun 15, 2018

In volcano’s wake, Guatemalan town became a cemetery

In volcano’s wake, Guatemalan town became a cemetery

Everything in the previously lush, bright green landscape is coated in thick layers of sepia-colored volcanic ash, giving the place the eerie feeling of a ghost ship. Where once there was life, there is heat, dust and a lingering smell of sulfur.

In volcano’s wake, Guatemalan town became a cemetery
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Toothbrushes are seen in a house affected by the eruption of the Fuego volcano at San Miguel Los Lotes in Escuintla, Guatemala, June 8, 2018. CARLOS JASSO/REUTERS

In volcano’s wake, Guatemalan town became a cemetery
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A shoe covered with ash lies inside a house affected by the eruption of the Fuego volcano at San Miguel Los Lotes in Escuintla, Guatemala, June 7, 2018. CARLOS JASSO/REUTERS

In volcano’s wake, Guatemalan town became a cemetery
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A bathroom covered with ash is seen inside a house affected by the eruption of the Fuego volcano at San Miguel Los Lotes in Escuintla, Guatemala, June 7, 2018. CARLOS JASSO/REUTERS

In volcano’s wake, Guatemalan town became a cemetery
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Clothes covered with ash hang on washing lines outside a house affected by the eruption of the Fuego volcano at San Miguel Los Lotes in Escuintla, Guatemala, June 7, 2018. CARLOS JASSO/REUTERS

In volcano’s wake, Guatemalan town became a cemetery
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A blanket lies on a chair inside a house affected by the eruption of the Fuego volcano at San Miguel Los Lotes in Escuintla, Guatemala, June 10, 2018. CARLOS JASSO/REUTERS

In volcano’s wake, Guatemalan town became a cemetery
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Wall decorations covered with ash hang in a house affected by the eruption of the Fuego volcano at San Miguel Los Lotes in Escuintla, Guatemala, June 8, 2018. CARLOS JASSO/REUTERS

In volcano’s wake, Guatemalan town became a cemetery
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A car is seen covered in ash after the eruption of the Fuego volcano at San Miguel Los Lotes in Escuintla, Guatemala, June 10, 2018. CARLOS JASSO/REUTERS

In volcano’s wake, Guatemalan town became a cemetery
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Pages of a burned Bible are seen in an area affected by the eruption of the Fuego volcano in San Miguel Los Lotes in Escuintla, Guatemala, June 8, 2018. CARLOS JASSO/REUTERS

In volcano’s wake, Guatemalan town became a cemetery
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A dog walks past trees covered with ash after the eruption of the Fuego volcano in San Miguel Los Lotes in Escuintla, Guatemala, June 8, 2018. CARLOS JASSO/REUTERS

In volcano’s wake, Guatemalan town became a cemetery
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A car sunk in ash is seen in an area affected by the eruption of the Fuego volcano at San Miguel Los Lotes in Escuintla, Guatemala, June 7, 2018. CARLOS JASSO/REUTERS

In volcano’s wake, Guatemalan town became a cemetery
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Wood covered with ash is seen after the eruption of the Fuego volcano at San Miguel Los Lotes in Escuintla, Guatemala, June 8, 2018. CARLOS JASSO/REUTERS

In volcano’s wake, Guatemalan town became a cemetery
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Books and a toy lie on the ground at a house affected by the eruption of the Fuego volcano in San Miguel Los Lotes in Escuintla, Guatemala, June 8, 2018. CARLOS JASSO/REUTERS

In volcano’s wake, Guatemalan town became a cemetery
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A burned tree covered with ash stands in an area affected by the eruption of the Fuego volcano at San Miguel Los Lotes in Escuintla, Guatemala, June 6, 2018. CARLOS JASSO/REUTERS

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A dead parakeet is seen outside a house affected by the eruption of the Fuego volcano at San Miguel Los Lotes in Escuintla, Guatemala, June 6, 2018. CARLOS JASSO/REUTERS

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Volcanic rocks are spread around an area that got buried after the eruption of the Fuego volcano at San Miguel Los Lotes in Escuintla, Guatemala, June 6, 2018. CARLOS JASSO/REUTERS

In volcano’s wake, Guatemalan town became a cemetery
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A drum covered with ash lies outside a house affected by the eruption of the Fuego volcano at San Miguel Los Lotes in Escuintla, Guatemala, June 6, 2018. CARLOS JASSO/REUTERS

In volcano’s wake, Guatemalan town became a cemetery
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A house covered with ash is seen after the eruption of the Fuego volcano in San Miguel Los Lotes in Escuintla, Guatemala, June 6, 2018. CARLOS JASSO/REUTERS

In volcano’s wake, Guatemalan town became a cemetery
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A guitar is seen on top of a roof of a house affected by the eruption of the Fuego volcano at San Miguel Los Lotes in Escuintla, Guatemala, June 8, 2018. CARLOS JASSO/REUTERS

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The roof of a house covered in ash is seen after the eruption of the Fuego volcano in San Miguel Los Lotes in Escuintla, Guatemala, June 6, 2018. CARLOS JASSO/REUTERS

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Banana leafs covered with ash are seen in the area affected by the eruption of the Fuego volcano at San Miguel Los Lotes in Escuintla, Guatemala, June 8, 2018. CARLOS JASSO/REUTERS

In volcano’s wake, Guatemalan town became a cemetery
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A bicycle covered with ash lies outside a house affected by the eruption of the Fuego volcano at San Miguel Los Lotes in Escuintla, Guatemala, June 6, 2018. CARLOS JASSO/REUTERS

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Toys covered with ash lie on top of a roof of a house affected by the eruption of the Fuego volcano at San Miguel Los Lotes in Escuintla, Guatemala, June 8, 2018. CARLOS JASSO/REUTERS

In volcano’s wake, Guatemalan town became a cemetery
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A hammock covered with ash hangs afters the eruption of the Fuego volcano in San Miguel Los Lotes in Escuintla, Guatemala, June 6, 2018. CARLOS JASSO/REUTERS

In volcano’s wake, Guatemalan town became a cemetery
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A terrace of a house is covered with ash after the eruption of the Fuego volcano at San Miguel Los Lotes in Escuintla, Guatemala, June 6, 2018. CARLOS JASSO/REUTERS

In volcano’s wake, Guatemalan town became a cemetery
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A window of a house is covered with ash after the eruption of the Fuego volcano at San Miguel Los Lotes in Escuintla, Guatemala, June 8, 2018. CARLOS JASSO/REUTERS

In volcano’s wake, Guatemalan town became a cemetery
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A window of a house is covered with ash after the eruption of the Fuego volcano at San Miguel Los Lotes in Escuintla, Guatemala, June 8, 2018. CARLOS JASSO/REUTERS

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Car radios are covered in ash after the eruption of the Fuego volcano at San Miguel Los Lotes in Escuintla, Guatemala, June 8, 2018. CARLOS JASSO/REUTERS

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A radio covered with ash is seen after the eruption of the Fuego volcano at San Miguel Los Lotes in Escuintla, Guatemala, June 8, 2018. CARLOS JASSO/REUTERS

In volcano’s wake, Guatemalan town became a cemetery
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Kitchen shelves are covered with ash after the eruption of the Fuego volcano at San Miguel Los Lotes in Escuintla, Guatemala, June 6, 2018. CARLOS JASSO/REUTERS

In volcano’s wake, Guatemalan town became a cemetery
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A refrigerator lies inside a kitchen of a house affected by the eruption of the Fuego volcano at San Miguel Los Lotes in Escuintla, Guatemala, June 8, 2018. CARLOS JASSO/REUTERS

In volcano’s wake, Guatemalan town became a cemetery
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A kitchen of a house is covered in ash after the eruption of the Fuego volcano at San Miguel Los Lotes in Escuintla, Guatemala, June 8, 2018. CARLOS JASSO/REUTERS

In volcano’s wake, Guatemalan town became a cemetery
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A toy covered with ash lies inside a house affected by the eruption of the Fuego volcano at San Miguel Los Lotes in Escuintla, Guatemala, June 7, 2018. CARLOS JASSO/REUTERS

In volcano’s wake, Guatemalan town became a cemetery
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Onions are seen at a house affected by the eruption of the Fuego volcano at San Miguel Los Lotes in Escuintla, Guatemala, June 8, 2018. CARLOS JASSO/REUTERS

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