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Papua New Guinea's Mount Tavurvu erupts disrupting some flights

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Papua New Guinea's Mount Tavurvu erupts disrupting some flights

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A volcano has erupted in Papua New Guinea, leading some airlines to alter their flight paths.

Mount Tavurvur on Rabaul on East New Britain Island sent smoke and ash high into the sky.

Communities near the volcano were evacuated, while residents in the nearest town of Rabaul were advised to remain indoors.

Rabaul was destroyed in 1994 in a more severe eruption.