Photos: Volcanoe erupts in Phillippines

Photos: Volcanoe erupts in Phillippines

Manila : Philippines | Feb 21, 2011 at 6:07 AM PST
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Volcanoe erupts in Phillippines

Mount Bulusan, one of the most active volcanoes in the whole of Southeast Asian nations,erupted in central Phillipines spreading 2km-high column of ashon the sunny sky.

The volcano ash covered several villages and hundreds of people fled homes and farms.Schools were closed and the soldiers patrolled large area termed as "danger zone".Arrangements were immediately made to ensure safety by moving around 2,000 people to a safer place.

The Philippine Institute of Vulcanology and Seismology said Mount Bulusan started erupting in November 2010 but cooled down by the end of last year.

Over a thousand villagers in Sorsogon province were forced into emergency shelters by the new eruption.Bulusan lies about 240 miles (380 kilometres) southeast of Manila.

'We're also asking aircraft to avoid the volcano,' Major Cabunoc said.

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Volcanoe erupts in Phillippines
Filipino villagers view Mount Bulusan spewing ash in Sorsogon in the Bicol region south of Manila
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