Ash rises up from the Mayon volcano as it continues to erupt, seen from the town of Daraga in Albay province, south of Manila on January 24, 2018. (AFP / LINUS ESCANDOR II)
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Thousands more have fled an erupting volcano in the Philippines, relief workers said Wednesday, as foreign tourists arrived to watch the flaming lava and giant cauliflower clouds spurting from its crater.More than 56,000 residents are now crammed in schools and other buildings two weeks after Mayon volcano began showing signs of unrest.Volcanologists on Monday warned of a hazardous eruption within days and a no-go zone was extended from six kilometers of the crater to nine kilometers, forcing local officials to order further evacuations as ash rained down on communities.With 51 eruptions in the past four centuries, Mayon, a near-perfect cone located about 330 kilometers southeast of Manila, is considered the most volatile of the Philippines' 22 active volcanoes.
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