ONE woman is dead and four others have been rescued after an active volcano spewed toxic debris.
The terrifying incident unfolded early Friday morning at the Popocatépetl volcano in Puebla, Morelos, in central Mexico.
According to the local outlet Canal 13 Puebla, the rescue mission involved several emergency bodies who managed to lower five climbers from the volcano.
A woman reportedly died after the volcano ejected toxic gasses and volcanic rock.
Two others sustained injuries, Radio Formula reports.
The State of Mexico’s Civil Protection and Risk Management team said the volcano currently presents an “emission of water vapor and gas with low ash content.”
Noticias Reportero is reporting that four climbers are from the State of Mexico.
The rescue was carried out on the side of the State of Mexico and took several hours due to snowy conditions and the rugged terrain.