State Of Emergency Declared In Ecuador After Volcano Erupts

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Ecuador emergency 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.

Ecuador emergency after volcano erupts
Ecuador emergency after volcano erupts: A view of Cotopaxi volcano spewing ashes as seen from Latacunga, Ecuador, Saturday, Aug. 15, 2015. The Cotopaxi volcano near Ecuador’s capital has spewed ash over a wide area in pre-dawn blasts. The volcano is considered one of the world’s most dangerous volcanoes due to a glacial cover that makes it prone to mud flows and its proximity to a heavily populated area, but government scientists say that the snow-capped volcano doesn’t seem to be on the verge of a major eruption. Its last major eruption was in 1877. (AP Photo/Dolores Ochoa)
The Cotopaxi volcano spews ash and vapor in the National Park Cotopaxi in Ecuador, Friday, Aug. 14, 2015. Four blasts inside the volcano sent ash shooting into the sky, coating highways, homes and cars just south of Ecuador's capital with a fine gray powder. (AP Photo/Dolores Ochoa)
The Cotopaxi volcano spews ash and vapor in the National Park Cotopaxi in Ecuador, Friday, Aug. 14, 2015. Four blasts inside the volcano sent ash shooting into the sky, coating highways, homes and cars just south of Ecuador’s capital with a fine gray powder. (AP Photo/Dolores Ochoa)

 

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