The Taal volcano’s eruption on Saturday sent ash and steam hundreds of metres into the sky. Photo: Philippine Volcanology and Seismology/AFP
The Taal volcano’s eruption on Saturday sent ash and steam hundreds of metres into the sky. Photo: Philippine Volcanology and Seismology/AFP

Thousands flee after Taal volcano in Philippines belches ash and gas

  • Taal volcano, which sits in a lake south of Manila, erupted with a ‘short-lived’ burst and sent plumes stretching 1,500m into the air
  • Officials warned further eruptions were possible, ordering the evacuation of thousands of residents

The Taal volcano’s eruption on Saturday sent ash and steam hundreds of metres into the sky. Photo: Philippine Volcanology and Seismology/AFP
The Taal volcano’s eruption on Saturday sent ash and steam hundreds of metres into the sky. Photo: Philippine Volcanology and Seismology/AFP
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