18 of her relatives are missing or dead after Guatemala’s Fuego eruption

Updated 8:38 PM EDT, Thu June 7, 2018
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Volcan de Fuego, or Volcano of Fire, blows outs a thick cloud of ash, as seen from Alotenango, Guatemala, Sunday, June 3, 2018. One of Central America's most active volcanos erupted in fiery explosions of ash and molten rock Sunday, killing people and injuring many others while a towering cloud of smoke blanketed nearby villages in heavy ash. (AP Photo/Santiago Billy)
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Her eyes brimming with tears, Teresa de Jesus Barillas recites the names of her 18 relatives who are missing or dead days after the Fuego volcano erupted in Guatemala, leaving nearly 100 people dead and scores more missing.

Barillas, a 52-year-old grandmother, breaks down as she names her father, her five siblings, their spouses, their children and her granddaughter. They were all in San Miguel Los Lotes when volcanic ash and rock overtook the small town.

Amid an apocalyptic scene, some touches of everyday life remain.

Clothes hang from clotheslines; chickens squawk in their cages as piles of ash threaten to swallow homes. Burned out cars, packed with the few possessions their owners could grab, litter the side of the road, their tires reduced to puddles of melted rubber and steel.

Asked if she believed she was going to die, Barillas said, “Yes.”

“I thought my children were going to lose me, as I couldn’t run but my children kept saying, ‘Mom, come on, run! Come on! Let’s go,’ but I just couldn’t run,” Barillas told CNN.

There was no warning that the volcano was going to explode on that Sunday afternoon until a wall of lava, ash and toxic gases came bearing down on the communities that dot the mountainside.

Miraculously, she and some of her family managed to escape. But Teresa is now racked with guilt because she survived, while others did not.

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