Flights cancelled as ash cloud pours from Chile volcano
Updated: 2015-04-24 07:17
People shovel away volcanic ashes from the Calbuco volcano in La Ensenada, on April 23, 2015. Chile's Calbuco volcano erupted on Wednesday, spewing a giant funnel of ash high into the sky near the southern port city of Puerto Montt and triggering a red alert. Authorities ordered an evacuation for a 10-kilometer (six-mile) radius around the volcano, which is the second in southern Chile to have a substantial eruption since March 3, when the Villarrica volcano emitted a brief but fiery burst of ash and lava. [Photo/CFP]
Nearly 4,500 people have been evacuated from the immediate area, authorities said, with the emergency services focusing on the small town of Ensenada, some 15 kilometers from the volcano.
No one has been reported killed.