Officials report 99 dead while national disaster agency Conred said weather conditions made search too dangerous to continue

Rescuers have suspended search and recovery efforts at villages devastated by the eruption of Guatemala’s Volcano of Fire, leaving people with missing loved ones distraught and prompting some to take up the risky work themselves with rudimentary tools.

Conred, the national disaster agency, said weather conditions and still-hot volcanic material were making it dangerous for rescuers.

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