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El Salvador volcano erupts spewing ash and black smoke

30 December 2013 Last updated at 13:19 GMT

Thousands of people in eastern El Salvador are leaving their homes after a volcano erupted on Sunday morning.

The Chaparrastique volcano began spewing hot ash and smoke into the air at 10:30 local time (16:30 GMT).

Authorities say no-one has been hurt.

Lucas de Jong reports.