Volcano blast causes 19 to evacuate in Mexico

Colima volcano spews ash and cinders, causes 19 people to evacuate village in western Mexico

Photo by: AP
Photo by: AP

Updated Jul 28, 2015

Mexican authorities evacuated 19 people from a nearby village on Saturday as ash and cinders spew from the Colima Volcano in west of the country.

Colima state’s Civil Protection agency reported that 2 inches (5 centimeters) of ash had fallen on Yerbabuena.

The Colima volcano, also known as the Volcano of Fire, began erupting on Thursday and continued Friday morning.

A the volcano has become increasingly active, the authorities relocated people from the community of Yerbabuena in the municipality of Comala taking them to a temporary shelter, said Civil Protection officials on Saturday.

People from other communities were evacuating voluntarily.

The Colima volcano sits near the border of the western states of Colima and Jalisco.

TRTWorld and agencies