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Thousands evacuated as volcano erupts in Guatemala

14 September 2012 Last updated at 05:12 BST

Guatemala has evacuated 11,000 people after the Fuego volcano started spewing ash and lava.

Local resident Pablo Castaneda said he could hear explosions and booming sounds coming from the volcano.

Experts say the eruption of the Fuego, 50km (31 miles) south-west of Guatemala City, is the biggest since 1999.