Mayon evacuees reach 38,000 as volcano rumbles

By: - Reporter / @FMOrellanaINQ
/ 09:33 AM January 18, 2018
Mayon volcano

Mayon volcano as of January 16, 2018, 8 am. Contributed photo by Vynce Opeña

More than 38,000 individuals have evacuated as lava continued to flow from the Mayon Volcano.

Citing the latest report from the Albay Philippine National Police (PNP), Radyo Inquirer 990 AM reported that as of 3 a.m. Thursday, a total of 9,492 families from 39 barangays, 3 cities, and 5 towns have fled their homes under threat from an eruption of Mayon.


Chief Inspector Arthur Gomez, Albay PNP spokesperson, said they were prepared to respond to any incident, the report said.

Police have been deployed to the towns of Guinobatan, Camalig, Malilipot, Daraga,  Ligao City, Tabaco City, and to Legazpi City.


On Tuesday, Albay was placed under a state of calamity due to the threat of an eruption. /cbb

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