Chile’s Calbuco awakens with huge eruption

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Chile’s Calbuco volcano has erupted with a spectacular eruption that has forced 6,500 people to flee their homes.

A sleeping giant for more than 50 years, the volcano sprang to life in spectacular bursts of ash and lava on Wednesday and Thursday.

The huge ash clouds blanketed southern Chile in suffocating volcanic debris.

A huge ash cloud has drifted eastward over Patagonia and Argentina, reaching Buenos Aires 2,000 kilometres away.

In the Chilean capital Santiago, domestic flights operated normally but some international flights were cancelled.

Experts have cautioned that a third eruption could still follow.

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