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More Than 200 People Evacuated After Volcanic Eruption in Chile


Chilean authorities say local troops have rescued at least 53 tourists from a wilderness park in southern Chile where the Llaima volcano erupted Tuesday.

Police say military vehicles had to be used to pick up the tourists Wednesday because access to the park's main entrance was cut off after melting ice caused a river to burst its banks.

One hundred and fifty people were evacuated Tuesday from the base of the volcano, which is located inside the Conguillio National Park.

Llaima, which is among the country's most active volcanos, sent huge plumes of smoke and ash into the air when it erupted.

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

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