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Thousands evacuate after Chile volcano erupts

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Authorities issue red alert as Calbuco volcano erupts twice after being dormant for decades, spewing ash and smoke.

Southern Chile's Calbuco volcano has erupted for the second time in a day, after being dormant for nearly half a century, officials said.

The first eruption on Wednesday sent a thick plume of ash and smoke several kilometres into the sky, local television images showed.

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