Indonesia: thousands evacuated as volcano eruption spreads ash as far as Malaysia – video | Indonesia

Eruptions at a remote Indonesian volcano have forced more than half a dozen airports to close, with ash spreading as far as Malaysia, according to officials, while authorities rushed to evacuate thousands due to tsunami fears. Mount Ruang erupted three times on Tuesday, spewing lava and ash more than 5km (three miles) into the sky and forcing authorities to issue evacuation orders for 12,000 people. A rescue ship and a warship were dispatched to help move people from neighbouring Tagulandang island north to Siau island because of fears parts of the volcano would fall into the sea, potentially causing a tsunami