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Injured Thai volcano hiker rescued

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MANILA - A 35-year-old Thai hiker was rescued on Wednesday from a Philippine volcano one day after a sudden explosion of rocks and ash killed four European tourists and a local guide. 

Filipino soldiers unload provisions for the continuing retrival operation of five victims at the slope of the Mayon volcano in Malilipot town, Albay province, on Wednesday. Boonchai Jattuporngong, a 35-year-old Thai hiker, was rescued from the volcano a day after a sudden explosion of rocks and ash that killed four European tourists and a local guide. (EPA photo)

Boonchai Jattuporngong was found weakened and with a broken arm about half a kilometre from the crater of Mount Mayon in Albay province, 350 kilometres southeast of Manila, said Bernardo Rafaelito Alejandro, a regional civil defence director.

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