Papua New Guinea volcano erupts, locals evacuate

August 29, 2014 5:51 AM

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Papua New Guinea volcano erupts, locals evacuate

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Several communities were evacuated and some international flights were diverted Friday after a volcanic eruption on Papua New Guinea.

Authorities in the South Pacific nation had evacuated communities close to Mount Tavurvur which erupted early Friday in Rabaul district on New Britain Island, Australia's Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade said in a statement.

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