Taal volcano covers houses and streets in ash
16 January 2020 | 11:20 am
Taal volcano in the Philippines could spew lava and ash for weeks, leaving tens of thousands in limbo after they fled their homes fearing a massive eruption. The volcano has already left much of the surrounding area covered in ghostly layers of ash and mud.
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