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5 feared dead on Philippines volcano

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Five people are feared dead after one of the Philippines' most active volcanoes spewed a giant ash cloud on Tuesday, with foreign tourists on its slopes during the eruption, authorities said. 

Mount Mayon spews a thick column of ash into the air on May 7, 2013, as seen from Albay province in the Philippines. Five people are feared dead after Mayon spewed a giant ash cloud on Tuesday, with foreign tourists on its slopes during the eruption, authorities said.

National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council chief Eduardo del Rosario said local officials reported that up to 20 climbers and guides, including foreigners, were on Mount Mayon when it erupted.

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