Guatemalan authorities have warned the Fuego volcano is showing signs of greater activity, as the death toll from a devastating eruption at the weekend climbed to 75 and almost 200 people remained missing.
The institute said there was a moderate flow of unsafe volcanic material down the volcano, and warned of the possibility of a strong flow in some areas. The bodies were recovered by search and rescue teams, Guatemala's National Institute of Forensic Studies confirmed, saying that only 23 have been identified so far.
"We will continue until we find the last victim, though we do not know how many there are".
"The conditions are extremely critical at this moment", Eddy Sanchez, director of Guatemala's National Institute of Seismology, Vulcanology, Meteorology and Hydrology, said.
More than 3,000 people have been evacuated with more than 1,700 in shelters.
The small community on the slopes of the volcano was largely destroyed when the mountain erupted Sunday, sending superheated volcanic debris rushing down.
At a roadblock, Joel Gonzalez complained that police wouldn't let him through to see his family's house in the village of San Juan Alotenango, where his 76-year-old father lay buried in ash along with four other relatives.More news: Saudi Arabia begins issuing driving licences to women
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A volcanic flow swept through El Rodeo and San Miguel Los Lotes on Sunday, burying homes up to rooftops. My children say they would rather be in the streets.
Two days after the eruption, the terrain was still too hot in many places for rescue crews to search for bodies or - increasingly unlikely with each passing day - survivors.
Iyawa, who is also Nigeria's Ambassador to Mexico, and the non-resident ambassador to the Republic of Panama, in a condolence letter, said Buhari considered Guatemala one of Nigeria's most important allies in Central America.
On an open-air patio at Murray D. Lincoln school in the nearby city of Escuintla, several people sat on plastic chairs covered by aprons as volunteers attended to them on Wednesday.
Just as Kilauea surpassed about a month of extreme volcanic activity, Guatemala's Volcán de Fuego erupted, forcing the evacuation of over 3,000 people.
Diaz added that she did a cut for one woman who had several inches of her hair singed.