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The volcano, which is located 35 kilometres (about 22 miles) southwest of the capital, is still generating four or five weak explosions an hour.
Using picks and other tools, along with some heavy machinery, recovery brigades discovered four dead bodies in the ruins of the village trapped under tonnes of volcanic material.
Troublesome downpours and more volcanic activity had been hindering searches, but when teams have been able to work in the hardest hit areas, the death toll has continued to tick upward.
Still-hot volcanic material and the threat of heavy rains displacing loose deposits were posing a serious risk to the safety of emergency workers, said agency spokesman David de Leon.
Experts warned Wednesday that heavy rains in the area could provoke avalanches due to the large flows of volcanic mud, known as lahars, since the eruption on Sunday.
After an initial toll of 25 dead, it was revised upwards within hours as bodies were recovered from villages razed by the tumbling mud.
Search and rescue operations for the missing and dead have been suspended due to low light and dangerous conditions, and will resume early on Monday morning, he said.
Ash was falling on the Guatemala City area as well as the departments of Sacatepequez, Chimaltenango and Escuintla, which are in south-central Guatemala around the volcano.
Netanyahu profusely praised Guatemala for making the move and noted it came only two days after the United States opened its embassy in Jerusalem.
A spokesman for the country's penitentiary system confirmed the death toll in yesterday's riot in the city of Escuintla, adding that the injured had been taken to health centers.
The army was deployed to the streets in 2000 under then-president Alfonso Portillo, who cited the country's murder rate of 6,000 people per year as justification.
The controversial move is "a sovereign decision of Guatemalan foreign policy," Guatemalan Foreign Minister Sandra Jovel said.
Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales told a cheering crowd on Sunday that "as a sovereign decision, we recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel."
Jose Arturo Sierra, who presided over the high court between 2013 and 2014, was attacked by unknown perpetrators while traveling by road, and was taken to hospital where he died.
Foreign minister Sandra Jovel called for critics to "respect" the country's decisions.