Ash Turns Chile Town Into Post-Apocalyptic Scene After Calbuco Eruption – 25 April 2015

RT logoA thick layer of ash has covered the streets of the town of Puerto Varas and triggered an evacuation on Thursday after the surprise eruption of Calbuco volcano in Chile’s south.

Winds have carried most of the giant ash cloud over the Andes Mountains into neighboring Argentina, but the Chilean tourist town of Puerto Varas was also seriously affected, despite being nearly 30km away from the action.

The ash covered the roads, rooftops and cars in the town, raising health concerns among the local population.

A bicycle lies parked on a street at Ensenada town which is covered with ashes from Calbuco volcano near Puerto Varas city, April 23, 2015 (Reuters / Ivan Alvarado)

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