Because of the activity of the volcano evacuated more than 12 thousand people

More than 12 thousand people were evacuated Tuesday in the Philippines because of the threat of the eruption of the active volcano of the country, Mayon in the Central area of Bicol. This was announced by the province of Albay. Experts believe that an eruption could occur in the coming weeks.

According to the head of the province Joey Salceda, was urgently evacuated residents of settlements located 6-8 km from the volcano. They will live in temporary shelters for three months. In the event of an eruption in safer areas will also move residents of several areas located to the North-East from the volcano’s crater.

The volcano has erupted 50 times in the last 500 years, and may 7, 2013 there was a release of volcanic ash and killed five climbers who decided to conquer the summit, despite a warning of possible danger.