Tuesday, October 04, 2005

San Salvador eruption killed two people

A volcano erupted in El Salvador killing at least two people and forcing thousands to flee their homes, La Prensa Grafica newspaper reported online Sunday.

The two confirmed victims were killed in a landslide triggered when Ilamatepec -- the nation's highest volcano, located some 40 miles west of the capital -- erupted on Saturday.
The last recorded eruption of Ilamatepec occurred in 1904, but the cone has been increasingly active in the last year, said scientists.

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