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Over 80,000 People Evacuated Due to Threat of Volcano Eruption in Philippines

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Mount Mayon - Philippines

Mayon Volcano in Philippines.

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – More than 80,000 citizens of the Philippines had to leave their homes due to the threat of eruption of the Mayon Volcano, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council of the Philippines (NDRRMC) said in a statement on Thursday.

On Wednesday, the NDRRMC said that some 60,000 residents had to leave their homes due to threat of a natural disaster in the central province of Albay. Several schools were closed in the areas near the volcano. Over 50 international and domestic flights were cancelled due to the threat, according to media reports.

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