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    Resident treks to spot where Taal Volcano erupted, shows devastation despite the danger

    MANILA, Philippines – A resident treks to the spot where Taal Volcano erupted and shows the devastation on the island despite the danger he was facing! Netizens are calling him both a hero and a fool for what he did; though many were also amazed of the footage he was able to get from the area.

    Resident treks to spot where Taal Volcano erupted

    When Taal Volcano erupted last January 12, 2020, thousands of residents were displaced from their homes – not just on the volcanic island but also from the towns and cities around the lake.

    Alert Level 4 remains up. This means that the residents are prohibited from going back to their towns; but this did not stop many from sneaking past the policemen manning the borders, anyway. A handful even managed to go back to the island.

    While they originally just went to the island to get whatever things they could still retrieve from their homes, curiosity got the better of these residents and they decided to check out the devastation near the main crater.

    Resident treks to spot where Taal Volcano erupted

    Armed with a camera, the residents went to the mouth of the volcano, with one acting as the guide and vlogger.

    This still unnamed guy pointed out how the eruption changed the landscape around the main crater. The areas that were flat before now have ‘humps’. All around the volcano, you can see the devastation. The once lush vegetation was covered with a thick layer of ash while there are still some tree trunks smoking after burning from the heat.

    Resident treks to spot where Taal Volcano erupted

    Resident treks to spot where Taal Volcano erupted

    Resident treks to spot where Taal Volcano erupted

    Netizens were saddened by the devastation but their attention was also captured by these guys’ reckless trek as they tried to get as close to the crater as possible! Despite the threat of the volcano actually erupting anytime, they still walked casually towards the crater – and didn’t even have protective equipment and masks on.

    Resident treks to spot where Taal Volcano erupted

    Resident treks to spot where Taal Volcano erupted

    Moreover, some netizens pointed out that the eruption had changed the landscape on the volcano. It is possible that some areas might look solid but could collapse and swallow them to the depths below!

    Thankfully, the residents made out of the island and were able to post the video which was later shared by One Cavite and other social media pages. What they did was risky and rather foolhardy, but many netizens are also thankful for the video they shared. Watch it here:


    All images from One Cavite / Facebook

    — Joy Adalia, The Summit Express

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