SORSOGON, Philippines – Heavy rains caused lahar to flow down the slopes of the Bulusan volcano on Sunday morning, residents said.
The lahar flowed through river channels in Irosin, Sorsogon province, prompting villagers to fear for their safety.
It also cut off the water supply of residents in Barangay Cogon.
Authorities believe that only 10% of the ash released by the volcano last Monday was carried by the lahar flow.
Residents urged the national and local governments to dredge heavily silted waterways to prevent the lahar from overflowing river banks. – Report from Thea Omelan, ABS-CBN News Bicol