By JON AUSTIN: A MAJOR evacuation has been sparked by the eruption of two volcanoes – included one of the world’s most feared – spewing toxic gas and ash clouds for miles.
“Thousands may have to be evacuated if the situation worsens”
It was followed moments later by the eruption of Zhupanovsky on Russia’s eastern coast which spewed lava FIVE MILES into the air.
The latter explosion is likely to affect air traffic in Russia, but the huge ash cloud is also drifting east over the Pacific Ocean so the impact on flights could be much worse.
In Asia, officials distributed thousands of gas masks to villagers around the volcano on eastern Flores island amid fears of a major eruption as the choking fumes worsened.
All residents living within the containment zone have been ordered to evacuate, while roads bringing traffic in have been closed. More @ Source.