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Mexico's erupting Colima volcano triggers evacuations

BBC NEWS   04 October 2016   Mexico   Americas  

Ash and thick black smoke rose from the volcano, 300 miles (482km) west of Mexico City. A flow of lava could be seen pouring down its slopes.

More than 350 villagers living in La Yerbabuena and La Becerrera at the foot of the mountain were moved to safety, emergency officials said.

Authorities in neighbouring Jalisco state also evacuated some residents.

Colima volcano is known in Mexico as the Volcano of Fire.

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