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7. 4,000 Guatemalans evacuate after volcano erupts

A volcano has erupted in Guatemala, prompting the government to order the evacuation of around 4,000 nearby residents.

Fuego, a 3,700-meter-high volcano located about 40 kilometers southwest of the capital Guatemala City, erupted on Sunday.

Local disaster officials say that a column of volcanic ash hit heights of more than 3,000 meters while flows of lava extended about 300 meters from the crater.

There have been no reports of injury.

Video footage shows orange-colored ash bursting from the summit and greyish smoke billowing into the sky.

It is the volcano's fifth eruption this year. More than 400 people died or went missing in a major eruption in June.

The government is calling on residents to remain vigilant.
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