An Academy group on a medical mission trip in Guatemala was not harmed by the Sunday eruption of the Fuego volcano, Mitchell Despot, a Lipscomb Academy spokesperson said.
The team of teachers and students were in Antigua, less than 50 miles from the volcano, which has erupted once already this year.
At least 25 people were killed in the eruption, according to CONRED, the country’s disaster-response agency. Twenty more were injured. Over 3,000 locals were forced to evacuate.
The group is continuing its work until it flies back to the United States Tuesday morning, in keeping with its original schedule.
This story has been updated to correct that the group was not covered in ash.
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