SANTIAGO, Feb 20, 2009 (AFP) - Chilean
authorities Friday tried to force 46 people to evacuate a southern town
near the Chaiten volcano that has rumbled into activity and threatens to
devastate the area with pyroclastic flows.
"The government's not going to allow
people to burn themselves up or commit collective suicide," Justice
Ministry spokesman Francisco Vidal told reporters.
Chaiten volcano erupted in May 2008 forcing
the evacuation of all 4,000 inhabitants of Chaiten town, 10 kilometers
(six miles) from the mountain.
Most of the 200 people who since returned