BBC news: Chile volcano forces evacuations

Posted: June 6, 2011 in Preparation

Hmmm this may change my trip somewhat…

  • Rescue workers in southern Chile have evacuated a further 54 tourists and staff after the eruption of a volcano.

    Hundreds of residents and tourists have fled the area since Tuesday, when the Llaima volcano began producing a huge column of smoke and spewing lava.

    Airport officials in neighbouring Argentina have suspended flights due to poor visibility caused by the ash

    There are fears of further eruptions.

    “At this moment I would recommend against tourism in the area,” said Carmen Fernandez, the emergency agency’s director.



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