Chile volcano erupts; 3,600 people evacuated

AFP/ Santiago – A volcano in southern Chile began erupting early Tuesday forcing the evacuation of some 3,600 people in nearby towns, the government said.

The Villarrica volcano, one of Chile’s most active, began erupting around 3:00 am (0600 GMT), prompting authorities to declare a red alert and cancel classes in schools, the National Emergency Office said.

As sirens sounded, Chilean TV footage showed lava spewing from the volcano about 800 kilometers (500 miles) south of the capital Santiago.
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