Oh god that is horrible! That poor woman interviewed on the road is somewhat in shock. The rescue workers, most of whom appear to be from the army, seem committed and brave. I turned on the captions, but they're almost of no use later in the clip -- must have been done hastily with lots of guesswork and fragments. At the beginning, the newscaster says that Guatemala City is covered with a huge cloud of ash. He reports 2,000 people evacuated, but surely it must have been more. It appears that ash-covered child was still alive.At the end, that's a news crew with someone appearing to want to get the hell out of there and one man saying that they need to stay as there might be people needing assistance and that they could help.
Kerouac, what news do you have about your friend's school and the surrounding area?
I asked him if there were any ashes where he lives and he said no. But the school and his house are 20km beyond Guatemala City on the opposite side. Naturally, if the wind changes direction, that can change everything.
I've not been keeping up with the news as we've been really busy...but as soon as I saw the news this morning I thought "KEROUAC!" I'm so glad that you weren't incinerated dear boy.
Looks horrific tho....I'd just finished watching a 3 night special about Pompeii (fascinating subject...inadequately reported in this short series....kindergarten level but then we're all ejits here) This morning the reporter said there were 70 dead so far. Tragic.