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Taal Volcano Eruption: Residents Risk Lives To Rescue Horses

TAAL VOLCANO ERUPTION – Villagers risked their lives to rescue their horses and other farm animals in Taal volcano.

On Sunday, Taal volcano erupted and currently on level alert 4. Thousands of families were forced to leave their houses due to continuous quakes and heavy ashfall.

The volcanic ash has reached Metro Manila. In a previous article, photos of the rooftop of a condominium in Mandaluyong City went viral on social media after it showed tick layers of ashfall. Agoncillo town in Batangas turned into a ‘desert.’

Taal Volcano Crisis
Photo Source: Interaksyon

Lots of people have offered some help to families and individuals who are affected by the Taal volcano eruption. Among them are Vice President Leni Robredo, Matteo Guidicelli, and Angel Locsin.

Filipino people are also worried about the animals living near the crater of the lake. There are lots of horses in the second most active volcano in the county. These animals are used to ferry tourists up the volcano.

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Photo Source: The Strait Times

Based on a report from GMA News, the villagers rescued the horses and other animals as fears of the deadly eruption looms. They transported them via boats.

Most of the people living near Taal rely on the money generated by the horses. But when the volcano erupted on Sunday, they are forced to flee without their animals.

“Our lives are in our horses, they’re how we make our living… We love our horses… that’s why we wanted to save them,” owner Alfredo Daet told AFP.

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Photo Source: Bangkok Post

It can be seen on the Youtube video uploaded by AFP that the horses were covered with thick volcanic ash. The owner immediately bathed them with water from the lake.

Watch the video below:

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