Forensic experts are working on the grim task of identifying dozens of bodies charred beyond recognition by the eruption of Guatemala's Volcano of Fire, a disaster that has left at least 109 confirmed dead and nearly 200 still missing.
Emergency services scrambled to evacuate areas around the Fuego volcano, which erupted again with the death toll having climbed to 75. Almost 200 people have been reported missing.
Fanuel Garcia, director of the National Institute of Forensic Sciences says 17 of the dead identified but DNA samples will be used to identify those who lost "features or their fingerprints" from red-hot flows of Fuego volcano eruption.
Guatemala's western Fuego volcano violently erupted on Sunday killing at least 25 people and injuring hundreds while spewing a five mile stream of red hot lava and a plume of ash around the capital, Guatemala city.
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