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Thousands Evacuated After Volcanic Eruption in Southwest Colombia


Colombian authorities are evacuating thousands of people after a volcanic eruption about 240 kilometers southwest of the capital of Bogota.

The Nevado del Huila volcano began spewing hot ash over surrounding villages late Monday night, prompting authorities to evacuate at least 13,000 residents.

So far, there are no reports of damage or injuries.

Authorities with the Colombian Institute of Geology and Mining are not yet able to determine the size of the eruption.

Some information for this report was provided by AP and Reuters.

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