Carmelina Merino is put into her grave in Penipe. Carmelina, 82, died from breathing volcanic gasses when Tungurahua volcano erupted sending lava through the village of Palictagua, killing six people and critically burning her grandson Frank Bauss whilst he was trying to save her life. Wednesday night on August 16, Tungurahua began to erupt sending lava down the sides of the mountain, throwing volcanic rocks the size of baseballs and covering the local communities with ash. The volcano erupted in July of this year and in 1999 as well. The last series of serious eruptions was between 1915 and 1925. It is said that Tungurahua will blow again in the near future, but nobody knows when. People in the surrounding communities lost everything and almost 800 families are living in shelters.