13 Rescued From Volcanic Mud; New Tremors Felt
Thirteen people buried under volcanic mud for six days were pulled out alive today, and rescuers were searching for five more survivors of the volcano eruption that killed up to 25,000 people, a Colombian radio network reported.
Twenty-two survivors, including a 7-year-old boy, were rescued Monday, according to the RCN network, which has 20 reporters on the scene.
A series of tremors shook the Nevado del Ruiz volcano today, but Fred Fischer of the U.S. Geological Survey said from the town of Manizales that there is no immediate indication of an impending eruption. Manizales is 25 miles west of Armero.
However, foreign experts on their way to plant more equipment on the side of the mountain were urgently ordered by radio to return to their base.
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