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I live near Tagaytay area & friend of mine from Manila keep asking me last night to evacuate and go their place. My reaction was “I can’t leave my 4 dogs” PLEASE PEOPLE IF YOU ARE GOING TO EVECUATE BRING YOUR PETS WITH YOU!!!

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Fake news claim: A photo of a dog soaked in volcanic ash is being widely shared on social media.

I live near Tagaytay area & friend of mine from Manila keep asking me last night to evacuate and go their place. My reaction was “I can’t leave my 4 dogs” PLEASE PEOPLE IF YOU ARE GOING TO EVECUATE BRING YOUR PETS WITH YOU!!! 💔💔💔

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Facts Check Verdict: Fake

News Verification: Recently volcano erupted in the Philippine city and it was covered with ashes. An image went viral claiming it to be after the Taal volcanic eruption in Philippines.  The photo shows a dog in pathetic condition. The photo shared is wrong as it is from Mt. Sinabung eruption, Indonesia,  In May 2016.

The number of residents displaced by an erupting volcano in the northern Philippines has risen to 162,000, as state scientists continue to warn that the threat of a hazardous explosive eruption remained, despite an apparent lull in activity on the surface.

The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said on Saturday that "steady steam emission and infrequent weak explosions" were monitored in the past 24 hours at Taal volcano, which is located in the middle of a lake.

The explosions generated "white to dirty white ash plumes 50 metres to 600 metres tall," it added.

The twitter user who shared this information said after the post that, “To be clear, my dogs & me are inside the house since yesterday when the eruption started. Sad to see people saying “human life is more important”. Pets are family. I can’t imagine leaving your family members behind.” 

The image was shared on aa.com, “KARO, INDONESIA - MAY 22 : An injured dog covered in volcanic ash crouches down in an empty village after it was abandoned following the eruption of Mount Sinabung at the Gamber Villages, in Karo, North Sumatra, Indonesia on May, 22. 2016. At least seven people were killed and two other were seriously wounded after Mount Sinabung volcano in North Sumatra province of western Indonesia erupted on Saturday, disaster agency official said here. ( YT Haryono - Anadolu Agency )”

 

Anadolu Agency

KARO, INDONESIA - MAY 22 : Indonesian soldiers inspect the village impacted by the Mount Sinabung eruption at Gamber Village, Simpang Empat, Karo, North Sumatra, Indonesia, 22 May 2016. Seven people were killed and two other were seriously wounded after Mount Sinabung volcano in North Sumatra province of western Indonesia erupted on Saturday, disaster agency official said here.





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