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00:00:03
>> Burning ash and toxic gas spray high into the air as Manaro Voui erupts on Vanuatu in the South Pacific. It's the island nation's largest volcano, and it rumbled to life a week ago prompting a full evacuation from the northern island of Ambae, where the eruption is polluting the air and poisoning the water.
00:00:22
>> We saw the smoke also the ashes. Spoiling our gardens and then waters, drinking water, rivers, and then that is why we have to leave our village.>> Locals are responding to the government's order with a Dunkirk-style evacuation, mobilizing a flotilla of boats to carry villagers to safety on nearby islands.
00:00:48
Meanwhile, Vanuatu's neighbors are pitching in, with Australia deploying an amphibious ship to help with the evacuation. And New Zealand flying in supplies like tarps and generators. Vanuatu is part of the so-called, Ring of Fire, in area in the Pacific Ocean shaken by some of the worlds most deadly earthquakes and volcanoes.