Five Dead In Philippine Volcano Eruption

    A cloud of volcanic ash shoots up to the sky as Mayon volcano, one of the Philippines' most active volcanoes, erupts after daybreak, viewed from Legazpi city Tuesday, May 7, 2013. At least five climbers were killed and more than a dozen others are trapped near the crater in its first eruption in three years, officials said. Rescue teams and helicopters were sent to Mayon volcano in the central Philippines to bring out the dead. (AP Photo/ABS-CBN) PHILIPPINES OUT

    Mayon volcano in the Philippines on Tuesday. (ABS-CBN/AP)

    At least five people are dead and another seven were injured when a volcano in the Philippines erupted on Tuesday. The victims were climbing Mount Mayon, which is known for its near-perfect cone, and were reportedly killed by rocks that spewed out of the volcano. The eruption lasted only 73 seconds but sent ash about 500 meters into the air. Although there was no advisory issued before the eruption, Mount Mayon is known for its volatility as well as small steam and ash ejections.

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