Kilauea's eruptions are very different to what's happening in Guatemala. Here's how

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A new video shows the fury of Volcano du Fuego.

Rescuers search for victims of the Fuego Volcano in the ash-covered village of San Miguel Los Lotes, Guatemala.

"We don't rule out the possibility of some person alive, but the condition in which the homes are makes that possibility pretty unlikely", said the spokesman, Julio Sanchez, adding that some of the ash was still at temperatures between 400 and 700 degrees Celsius.

At least 192 people are missing, and the death toll was sure to rise. Rubin says that when hot ash from a pyroclastic flow settles and mixes with a water source, like rain, it could lead to mud flows called Lahars. She said she cut the hair of one woman whose hair had been so badly scorched she was unable to comb it.

Thousands of people displaced by the eruption have sought refuge in shelters, many of them of with dead or missing loved ones and facing an uncertain future, unable to return to homes destroyed by the volcano.

Members of Guatemalan Army and police officers, search for victims in the ash-covered village of San Miguel Los Lotes, in Escuintla department, about 35 km southwest of Guatemala City, two days after the eruption of the Fuego Volcano, on June 5, 2018.

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But authorities in Guatemala said that while they had been monitoring the volcano since early Sunday morning, they never expected it would explode with such violence.

Naomi Diaz of the Ciraiz Beauty Academy said they were moved to help because they saw people who had lost everything.

The new explosion took many by surprise after volcanologists said the eruption, which had sent ash up to 10km into the sky on Sunday, was over for the near future.

Traffic came to a standstill on choked roads and many without vehicles fled on foot, even from the city of Escuintla, which is located about 15 kilometres from the volcano and was not under an evacuation order.

It is Guatemala's deadliest volcanic eruption for more than a century.

Officials are also anxious that rain in the forecast could trigger mudslides like one in the San Pedro Soloma area that killed 12 people a year ago, and another that struck in the mountain Village of El Cambray in October 2015 that killed 280 people and destroyed more than 200 homes.