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Residents return home in Guatemala as volcano dies down

15 September 2012 Last updated at 08:30 BST

Local residents in Guatemala have begun to return to their homes as the Fuego volcano dies down.

Thousands of people had been evacuated after the volcano started spewing ash and lava.

Volcanologists said powerful eruptions were catapulting burning rocks as high as 1,000m (3,280ft) above the crater and lava was flowing down its slopes.

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

Will Grant reports