6 walkers die at Acatenango volcano due to extreme weather in Guatemala

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Despite the warnings of Conred and Insivumeh concerning strong winds and an abrupt temperature drop, several groups of adventurers were walking on the slopes of the Acatenango volcano.

On January 8, 12 disparitions were reported by rescue services. On January 9, Conred announced the death of 6 people from hypothermia, and several people injured, transferred to hospitals.

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The Acatenango and Fuego volcanoes in Guatemala

The Prensa Libre speaks of a temperature of minus 15 ° C at the campsite near the crater, and bad hiking equipment.

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Rescue team are evacuating an injured hiker. via Twitter

The Acatenango is situated near the city of Antigua, Guatemala. It has two peaks, Pico Mayor – the highest Peak – and Yepocapa (3,880 m) which is also known as Tres Hermanas (Three Sisters).

Acatenango and Volcán de Fuego are joined and form the ‘La Horqueta’ volcano complex.

Volcanoes are always unpredictable. Be always ready!

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