Volcano erupts spews ash and lava in Chile

Santiago: The Villarica volcano in southern Chile erupted in the early hours of Tuesday morning, spewing ash and lava up to 1,000m (3,300ft) into the air.
According to the officials that a red alert and started evacuating people living in the vicinity of the volcano. The mayor of the nearby town of Pucon said residents were leaving “calmly”.
According to Chile’s Ministry of Mining its last major eruption was in 1985. More than 100 people are thought to have died in mudflows on the slopes of the volcano during the 20th Century.
Chilean police said the towns of Pucon and Conaripe would be evacuated as a precaution. It is popular destination for hikers.