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Photos: Guatemala volcano erupts, kills 69; toll expected to rise

Bodies were so thickly coated with ash that they looked like statues, and rescuers were forced to use sledgehammers to break through the roofs of houses buried in debris up to their rooflines to try to see if anyone was trapped inside.

Residents carry a body recovered near the Volcan de Fuego, in Escuintla, Guatemala, Monday, June 4, 2018. (Source: AP)

Fire and Ashes: Guatemala volcano consumes 69 lives, toll expected to rise
Fire and Ashes: Guatemala volcano consumes 69 lives, toll expected to rise
Fire and Ashes: Guatemala volcano consumes 69 lives, toll expected to rise
Fire and Ashes: Guatemala volcano consumes 69 lives, toll expected to rise
Fire and Ashes: Guatemala volcano consumes 69 lives, toll expected to rise
Fire and Ashes: Guatemala volcano consumes 69 lives, toll expected to rise
Fire and Ashes: Guatemala volcano consumes 69 lives, toll expected to rise
Fire and Ashes: Guatemala volcano consumes 69 lives, toll expected to rise
Fire and Ashes: Guatemala volcano consumes 69 lives, toll expected to rise
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