Residents who fled their homes at an evacuation centre in Laurel, Batangas province, Philippines. Photo: AP
Residents who fled their homes at an evacuation centre in Laurel, Batangas province, Philippines. Photo: AP

Philippine villagers evacuated after Taal Volcano rumbles but shelters risk becoming coronavirus clusters

  • Pre-emptive evacuations that began late on Thursday involved residents in five high-risk villages. More than 14,000 people may have to be moved eventually
  • The 311-metre Taal erupted last year, displacing hundreds of thousands of people and sending clouds of ash to Manila

Residents who fled their homes at an evacuation centre in Laurel, Batangas province, Philippines. Photo: AP
Residents who fled their homes at an evacuation centre in Laurel, Batangas province, Philippines. Photo: AP
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