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Philippines volcano eruption kills five people

  • A volcano eruption in the Philippines killed four German climbers and their Filipino guide on Tuesday.

    Mount Mayon, located around 206 miles southeast of the capital Manila, began spewing ash and rocks in the early hours of the morning.

    The ash blast trapped a group climbing the mountain.

    Seven other climbers were injured in the eruption, which lasted for just over a minute. Twenty people were nearing the summit when the eruption took place.

    Seismologists described the eruption as a "stream driven explosion" and a "normal process" in any volcano.

    According to officials, there is no need for local residents to evacuate the area.

    Mount Mayon has erupted at least 48 times since records began.

    The deadliest eruption occurred in 1814, killing more than 1,200 people.

    It last erupted in late 2009 forcing tens of thousands of local residents to evacuate.

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