State Of Emergency Declared In Ecuador After Volcano Erupts
Ecuador emergency after volcano erupts
Volcanic eruptions has forced Ecuador president Rafael Correa to declare a state of emergency.
The eruptions, coming from the Cotopaxi volcano near the country’s capital of Quito, began on Friday.
The aim of the declaration was to give government easier access to funds to tackle the problem.
The eruptions have been spreading ash as far as 50 kilometers, covering roads, homes and cars in gray powder.
Some villages near the volcano have already been evacuated, according to Presidential legal secretary Alexis Mera.