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Lava gushes from volcano near Manila; tens of thousands flee

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Lightning strikes through columns of ashes amid the Taal Volcano eruption as seen from Nasugbu, Batangas, Philippines, Photo Date: 1/12/2020

By JOEAL CALUPITAN and JIM GOMEZ
Associated Press
TAGAYTAY, Philippines (AP) --Red-hot lava is spewing from a volcano near the Philippine capital of Manila.

Tens of thousands of people have fled through heavy ash and frightening tremors, and authorities are making plans to evacuate hundreds of thousands more for fear of a bigger eruption.

Clouds of ash from the Taal volcano reached Manila, 65 kilometers (40 miles) to the north, on Sunday, forcing the shutdown of the country's main airport. The airport partially reopened Monday.

Associated Press

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