'Fireworks' from Philippine volcano draw tourists as residents flee

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Lava "fireworks" shooting from its crater are drawing tourists to the Philippines' most active volcano, authorities said yesterday, as scientists warned of a potential dangerous eruption within days.

Lava spurting from Mayon volcano, some 330km south-east of Manila, lit up the sky overnight on Monday, prompting official calls for evacuation of areas under threat, reported AFP.