1986 Photo Contest, Spot News, 2nd prize

Carol Guzy

The Miami Herald

01 November, 1985

An arm protrudes through the mud. When volcano Nevado del Ruiz erupted on November 13, it sent a tidal wave of mud, ashes and rocks smashing down the town of Armero. It left an estimated 25,000 people dead, 22,000 homeless and more than 60,000 acres of farmland ruined.

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Carol Guzy

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