Guatemala's Fuego volcano erupted on Sunday, May 3rd, belching ash and rock and forcing the airport to close. At least 109 people have already died in a series of eruptions that began with the massive blast on Sunday and continued to spew ash, lava, and poisonous gas throughout the week.
The death toll from Fuego, or "fire" in Spanish, is expected to rise further as more bodies are found. Fuego's blasts have affected more than 1.7 million peoplein three central departments, or states.
While neighboring countries have sent aid to Guatemala, the country's own officials and volunteers have struggled to keep up with the country's most severe volcanic eruption in 45 years.
Many rescue teams have served instead as recovery units for those trapped in villages buried under lava and debris.