Ottawa Citizen

Vol­cano forces evac­u­a­tion or­der

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Nicaraguan au­thor­i­ties say they’ve or­dered the evac­u­a­tion of some 300 fam­i­lies liv­ing on the flanks of the coun­try’s high­est vol­cano af­ter it be­gan spew­ing hot gas and ash on Tues­day. Fed­eral government spokes­woman and first lady Rosario Murillo said a yel­low alert was de­clared Wed­nes­day in a twok­ilo­me­tre ra­dius around the San Cristobal vol­cano to al­low the evac­u­a­tion of res­i­dents who would be at high­est risk dur­ing a sig­nif­i­cant erup­tion. Murillo said 15 erup­tions had been recorded over the last day at the vol­cano.

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