Pumas volcano eruption: Officials say 1 dead, 1 injured in second flare-up
Pumasi, Philippines (AP) One person was killed and nine injured after a volcano erupted near the capital of the Philippines on Sunday, authorities said.
A team of firefighters and police found the bodies of the deceased when they arrived at the area, said Deputy Mayor Jose B. Alvarado.
Firefighters and police responded to a report of a “massive eruption,” Alvarados said.
Puerto Rico Gov.
Eddie Calvo, a member of the state’s emergency management committee, said he had sent a team to investigate the eruption.
He said two of the injured were in critical condition.
The fire was reported at about 3:45 p.m. local time (1245 GMT), according to Calvo.
He did not give any additional details.
He was referring to a flare-out in the volcano’s Puente Volcano last week, which resulted in the death of three firefighters and the loss of six other members of the emergency management team, Calvo said.
In a statement posted on Twitter, Calvados said the government of the province was on high alert.
“We will not tolerate this kind of behavior.
Our hearts are with the victims and their families,” Calvo wrote.
“We have all taken precautions to avoid such an incident in the future.”
The Philippines is reeling from another eruption of a volcano.
In August, a massive eruption of Puente volcano killed three firefighters, and triggered a massive evacuation in the province.
The eruption also damaged several other structures, including a power station, an airport and an aquarium.