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Thousands flee Philippine volcano January 25, 2018

Thousands of people have fled their homes as Mount Mayon, an active volcano located about 340 kilometers southeast of the capital Manila, erupted this week, sending a huge column of lava fragments, ash, and steam 10 kilometers up into the sky.

The government said at least 70,000 people, most of whom live inside the nine-kilometer radius from the volcano, have already been evacuated to 57 temporary shelters, mostly schools, in several towns of Albay Province.

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