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River swells after Chile volcanic eruption
People on banks of Nilahu ordered to evacuate as ash and debris block flow of river.
Last Modified: 10 Jun 2011 05:40


A river in southern Chile has overflowed is banks, after it was blocked by volcanic ash and mounting debris. The area around the Nilahu river has been evacuated as a result. 

The raised water levels follow the eruption of a volcano in the city of Puyehue on Saturday, which sent a huge ash cloud across nearby towns and all the way to Buenos Aires, the capital of neighbouring Argentina.

The ash has also damaged swathes of crops and killed many fish.

Craig Mauro reports from the Chilean city of Puyehue.

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