Still, some visitors are hanging back, hotel owners and tour operators said.
Ash was falling on the Guatemala City area as well as the departments of Sacatepéquez, Chimaltenango and Escuintla, which are in south-central Guatemala around the volcano.Kuestermann, of Porta Hotels, said he was optimistic that fears about visiting Guatemala would subside.Its eruption has disrupted tourism to the country, although the actual impact has been geographically editSantiago As Guatemalan officials this week grappled with the grim aftermath of the Volcán de Fuegos deadly June 3 eruption, tourism officials, hoteliers and language-school owners contended with another challenge.Rescue workers had yet to reach sites on the south side of the volcano, classificados veracruz mulheres which were inaccessible.The disaster, which killed scores of people and buried rural villages in drifts of ash and volcanic rock, struck one of the countrys popular tourist regions, a group of volcanic hills just over 30 miles southwest of Guatemala City.The deep ravines on the volcanos slopes were already filled with lava,.
As he left the buried village of El Rodeo, a weeping woman approached his van and he got out to listen.Initial rescue efforts had been led by volunteer fire fighters on Sunday afternoon as lava began flowing down the mountains flank and across homes and roads.About 200 people are still missing in the area.Some ash reached the capital of Guatemala City about 25 miles away, forcing the closure of its international airport.The disaster area continues to witness horrific scenes with survivors waiting to hear news of family members buried under mulheres procurando homem oaxaca juarez the deluge.Breathing was difficult, he said.Were going to have to use other anthropological methods and if possible take DNA samples to identify them.Published photos from morning visits to the disaster zone showed images of ordinary life frozen under a coat of gray dust.In fact, only a limited area around the disaster, including the Volcán de Fuego and the adjacent Volcán de Acatenango, is off limits, officials and tour guides said.Route 14, a highway that joins the colonial town of Antigua Guatemala to the southern town of Escuintla and passes through the disaster zone, remained closed this week, they said.The speed and force of the pyroclastic flows fast-moving mixtures of gas and volcanic matter triggered deadly mudslides in the surrounding areas.
The ripples of catastrophe quickly spread across the tourism industry, hotel owners and officials said, with a wave of cancellations from the bustling capital to the northern jungles of Petén.
A version of this article appears in print on, on Page A7 of the New York edition with the headline: Death Toll on the Rise As Guatemala Volcano Erupts, Spewing Debris.
It is near the colonial city of Antigua.
Unlike the Hawaii volcano, which has destroyed homes with slow-moving lava, the Fuego volcano unleashed fast-moving pyroclastic flow - a highly dangerous mix of ash, rock and volcanic gases that can be much more lethal than lava.