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Volcano eruption destroys scientific, tourist camps

VLADIVOSTOK, Russia, Nov. 30 — Lava from volcano Plosky Tolbachik in Russia's Far Eastern Kamchatka Peninsula has destroyed a nearby volcanological camp and tourist base, Interfax news agency reported Friday.

The scientific and tourist camps were located 10 km away from the volcano.

An ash fall from the volcano was registered in Kozyrevsk village, 40 km west of the volcano. Residents were advised to stay indoors as the air outside was toxic.

The eruption has been assigned an orange code of hazard to aircraft.

The 3,085-meter Plosky Tolbachik, situated in the southwestern sector of the Klyuchevsky group of volcanoes in eastern Kamchatka, began erupting on Tuesday, the first time in 36 years. (PNA/Xinhua)

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