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Photos: Couple ties the knot amid violent volcano eruption

Published on January 14, 2020 at 14.07

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A couple in the Philippines were in the midst of their wedding when the Taal Volcano erupted on Sunday, spewing ash several miles into the sky. 

Photo credit: Savanna Farm Tagaytay by Solange/Facebook
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Chino and Kat Vaflor were tying the knot at a venue 10 miles from the Taal Volcano when it erupted in the background. Their wedding photographer, Randolf Evan, captured dramatic shots of the couple with thick ash clouds swirling making a picturesque backdrop.

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The venue later posted a picture of the couple at the altar with the volcano erupting in the background and wrote: 'The wedding continues!' 

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We were actually nervous because while working we kept on checking social media for updates on the volcanic eruption. So we were actually aware of the warnings and escalating levels that was being announced real time, News18 quoted Evan as saying in CNN. 

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The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology reported that the Taal Volcano, about 37 miles south of Manila on the island of Luzon, exhibited a fast escalation in volcanic activity. 

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Continuous eruption generated ash plumes 6 to 9 miles above the crater while experts warned that another hazardous explosive eruption is possible.

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