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5 Killed in sudden explosion of Mayon Volcano, Phillipines

Postby ibelieveindevil » Thu May 23, 2013 6:56 am

http://www.summitpost.org/mayon/155214

Mayon volcano is an active volcano in the Philippines, known for its perfect cone. Despite being one of the most active volcano, it is often being climbed by adventurers.

7 may 2013, a sudden eruption killed 5 climbers (various sources claimed different nationals being killed, although it is comfirmed that at lest 2 german, a local philipino guide and 2 other people were killed)

http://news.sky.com/story/1087620/phili ... kills-five

Someone i knew with his group happen to be climbing Mayon as well when eruption happens, which also happend to be their summit day.

The group of 6, including a local guide were forced to run down the 40-50 degree rocky slope for their lives. In the event, 4 of them injured, one of them a thai national, was in bad condition and unable to continue. The group reached the based camp, and a rescue team was send. The thai national was found at 1872m above sea level, dehydrated, broken right arm and burnt marks on his neck, alive and in stable condition.
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Re: 5 Killed in sudden explosion of Mayon Volcano, Phillipin

Postby Baarb » Thu May 23, 2013 10:26 pm

Curious that people would spend the night on there (according to the news article) considering the potential risks. Commendable also that a rescue team went up after the eruption started. There's another thread about these events here: viewtopic.php?t=65013
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Re: 5 Killed in sudden explosion of Mayon Volcano, Phillipin

Postby ibelieveindevil » Fri May 24, 2013 3:43 am

oh i didnt realised there is such a thread already. anyway, because Mayon is a very active volcano, there is actually an alert level based on the condition. However, this eruption is consider surprise as the alert level was 0(no threat).
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