Guatemalan TV reporter killed in Pacaya volcano eruption

Anibal Archila was injured in the eruption that closed the airport at Guatemala City, was reported missing then confirmed dead Thursday night. Reuters reported his is the only known death in the evacuation, his head crushed by falling rocks. Archila's colleagues at Guatemala's Canal 7 became emotional discussing their companero (video en español.) Here in Los Angeles, Fox 11's Gigi Graciette followed the news out of Guatemala live on Ustream for much of the night and posted Twitter updates on the news about Archila. A selection:

Guatemalan's describe "black sand" raining down as #Pacaya Volcano erupts. Intl Airport closed. No flts in or out...

Live images of children being evacuated tonite in #Guatemala as #Pacaya Volcano erupts.

Prayers for #Guatemala Ch 7 reporter Anibal Archila, missing after being hurt while reporting on #Pacaya Volcano...

Oh no! Guatemala Ch 7 reporting body of missing TV reporter Anibal Archila was just found. God bless him. #Pacaya...

Reporter is sobbing on air right now as he reports the body of his friend + fellow reporter was just found.

Sobbing for reporter I didn't know. Just heartbreaking. Head about to burst. Back to sick bed for me. Night....

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