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Volcano erupts in Papua New Guinea and sends more than 5,000 inhabitants for their lives

  • Mount Uluwan eruption in Papua New Guinea forces mass evacuation
  • Volcanic activity started at 7 a.m. on Wednesday, which led to some flight cancellations
  • Column of smoke could be seen reaching as high as 15 kilometers in the air
  • The volcano is known as one of the most dangerous in the world
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A volcano erupted in Papua New Guinea and forced thousands of people to flee their homes.

More than 5,000 locals were evacuated when smoke and lava erupted from Mount Uluwan in West New Britain Province.

The volcano is known as one of the most dangerous in the world and began to show signs of activity on Wednesday at 7 o'clock at night.

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A smoke level of up to 15 kilometers could be seen with the huge outburst of plume that forced some flights to be canceled.

The nearby Hoskins airport is closed while flowing lava has cut off parts of the New Britain Highway.

More to come

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