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Guatemala Pastikan 110 Tewas Akibat Erupsi Gunung Berapi


Batu-batuan vulkanis bertebaran dekat kawasan yang terkubur oleh erupsi Gunung Fuego di San Miguel Los Lotes di Escuintla, Guatemala, 6 Juni 2018.

Badan Penanggulangan Bencana Guatemala, CONRED, mengatakan, Minggu (17/6/2018), telah mengakhiri pencarian korban di San Miguel Los Lotes dan El Rodeo karena kawasan itu “berisiko tinggi.” Pencarian korban eruspi gunung berapi sudah berlangsung sejak sebuah gunung api meletus awal bulan ini.

Para pejabat telah memastikan bahwa jumlah korban tewas akibat erupsi Gunung Api Fuego mencapai 110 orang.

Badan penanggulangan bencana mengatakan letusan Minggu itu mengimbas lebih dari satu juta orang. Sebanyak 3.265 orang dievakuasi dari berbagai wilayah di sekitar gunung api itu.

Sementara itu, pihak berwenang Guatemala telah membuka sebuah penyelidikan mengenai apakah protokol-protokol darurat telah dijalankan dengan benar. Para politisi yang beroposisi menuduh CONRED lamban memerintahkan evakuasi, sehingga keselamatan warga terancam.

Fuego terletak sekitar 44 kilometer sebelah barat daya Ibu Kota, Guatemala City, dan dekat dengan Kota Antigua, yang merupakan destinasi wisata populer. [vm/ds]

Guatemala has ended its search for the nearly 200 people missing since a volcano erupted earlier this month.

Officials have confirmed the deaths of 110 people in the eruption of the Fuego volcano.

The country's disaster agency CONRED said Sunday it has called off searches in San Miguel Los Lotes and El Rodeo because the area is "uninhabitable and high risk."

The volcano continues to generate four or five weak explosions an hour, sending a column of ash more than 1,000 meters into the air.

Disaster officials said the eruption Sunday affected more than 1 million people, with 3,265 evacuated from areas around the volcano.

Meanwhile, Guatemalan authorities have opened an investigation into whether emergency protocols were followed properly. Opposition politicians are accusing CONRED of being slow to order evacuations, leaving villagers vulnerable.

Fuego is located about 44 kilometers southwest of the capital, Guatemala City, and is close to the city of Antigua, which is a popular tourist destination.

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