Philippine Volcano Spews Rocks, Killing 5 Climbers

A cloud of volcanic ash shoots up to the sky as Mayon volcano, one of the Philippines’ most active volcanoes, erupts after daybreak, viewed from Legazpi city Tuesday. One of the Philippines’ most active volcanoes rumbled to life Tuesday, spewing room-sized rocks toward nearly 30 surprised climbers, killing five and injuring others that had to be fetched with rescue helicopters and rope.
The climbers and their Filipino guides had spent the night camping in two groups before setting out at daybreak for the crater of Mayon volcano when the sudden explosion of rocks, ash and plumes of smokes jolted the picturesque mountain, guide Kenneth Jesalva told ABS-CBN media network by cellphone.(AP Photo/Allan Imperial)