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Texas hospital: 4 from Guatemala volcano critical, 2 good

June 12, 2018

GALVESTON, Texas (AP) — A Southeast Texas hospital treating six Guatemalan children severely burned when a volcano erupted last week says four of the children are in critical condition and two others are in good condition.

The six were flown by military plane to Shriners Hospital of Galveston on June 7, four days after the Volcano of Fire eruption. The hospital’s chief of staff, Dr. Steven Wolf, says the children face months and possibly years of recovery.

The Houston Chronicle reports hospital officials have declined to identify the children, no older than 16, or the nature of their injuries. When the children arrived, officials said they were taken to the pediatric intensive care unit for treatment of life-threatening burns.

The eruption has killed at least 110 people and left about another 200 missing.

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Information from: Houston Chronicle, http://www.houstonchronicle.com

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