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Last Updated: Sunday July 16 2006 12:10 GMT

In pictures: Ecuador volcano

Tungurahua volcano

Tungurahua volcano

Tungurahua began rumbling in May in its loudest activity since 1999.

Town of Casua volcano near Tungurahua volcano

People fled their homes in the town of Casua as the volcano began spewing lava and poisonous gases.

Town of Casua volcano near Tungurahua volcano

No casualties are reported but roads and bridges are blocked and villagers have lost cattle and crops.

Casua resident evacuates

Many villagers fled to the nearby town of Pingue, where it's safer.

Members of the National Guard patrol near Casua

Troops helped the evacuation from the volcano, which means "throat of fire" in the local language.

Residents of Cotalo near Tungurahua volcano

Residents of Cotalo with stones projected by the volcano. The government has promised $5.7m to help people.

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