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Tungurahua volcano ash clouds put Ecuador on alert

28 April 2011 Last updated at 12:12 BST

Ecuador has declared an amber alert after the Tungurahua volcano started spewing ash. The authorities have told residents living near the volcano to leave their homes.

Tomas Ciuffardi, an Ecuador-based reporter told BBC Radio 5 live: "When we have these reactivations, instead of driving away from the volcano people usually go to see these explosions."

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