Thousands evacuated as Chile volcano erupts

Southern Chile’s Calbuco volcano has erupted for the second time in a day, after being dormant for about half a century. The first eruption on Wednesday sent a thick plume of ash and smoke several kilometres into the sky, local television images showed. More than 5,000 people have been evacuated[…]

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Recovery of bodies halted at Japanese volcano

Japanese soldiers managed to bring down eight more bodies by helicopter from the ash-blanketed peak of a still-erupting volcano on Monday, before toxic gases and ash forced them to suspend the recovery effort in the early afternoon. At least 31 people are believed to have died. Four victims were flown[…]

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