June 7, 2018
As Parts Of Guatemala Are Transformed Into A ‘Post-Apocalyptic Hell-scape Frozen In Time’, Extreme Events Across Planet Spark Fears Catastrophic Disaster Is On The Way
In the absolutely surreal photographs in this new story over at the Daily Mail, we see the bodies of those who weren’t able to escape the rapidly flowing rivers of lava, ash and mud that erupted from Guatemala’s Fuego volcano as if frozen in time. Scenes that Newsweek compared to those which followed the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in Italy all the way back in 79 AD, an eruption which buried the entire city of Pompeii under 13 to 20 feet of volcanic ash and pumice, burying most inhabitants before they even had the chance to escape.
With nearly 200 still missing in Guatemala and now at least 99 dead following the ‘curtain of ashes’ that blanketed the small city of Escuintla near the volcano and authorities there warning of more devastation to come after the ‘Volcano of Fire‘ roared to life, the scene in Guatemala was a far cry from the scene in Hawaii, where the much slower moving lava is still blanketing homes, roadways and everything within its path but not leading to the same death toll and for good reason.