Peru volcano to erupt, thousands evacuated

4,000 residents and their 30,000 animals have been transferred 20 kilometers away from the area.

Peru volcano to erupt, thousands evacuated

World Bulletin / News Desk

4,000 residents and their livestock around the Ubinas volcano in Peru have been evacuated as authorities fear it could erupt at any time.

The volcano has been spewing clouds up to 4 kilometers high, forcing the authorities to declare a state of emergency in the region.

The residents and their 30,000 animals have been transferred 20 kilometers away from the area, according to Agriculture Minister Juan Benites.

An eruption in 2006 killed many animals and forced residents in the area to flee for safety.

Last Mod: 18 Nisan 2014, 17:07
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