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Hundreds flee as volcano erupts on Cape Verde islands

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Hundreds flee as volcano erupts on Cape Verde islands

Hundreds flee as volcano erupts on Cape Verde islands
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A volcano has erupted on the Cape Verde islands forcing hundreds of residents to flee their homes and the local airport to close.

It is the first time the volcano on the island of Fogo has erupted since 1995.

The archipelago lies around 600km off the west coast of Africa.