In Pictures: Taal volcano eruption has left animals buried in ash

The violent eruption of the Taal volcano in the Philippines has left images of a desolate landscape full of destroyed houses, a thick layer of ash and buried animal carcasses.

Hundreds of thousands of people fled their homes that surrounded the country’s second most active volcano.

Pictures showed residents lead frightened livestock to boats that float atop blackened waters.

Although no deaths have been reported, an estimated $10 million worth of crops and livestock have been damaged by the ongoing eruption, according to the country’s agriculture department.

The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology raised the alert level to four out of five, warning that another hazardous eruption could take place anytime.

Taal volcano has left a trail of dead fish
A dog and a puppy left deserted
A horse stands surrounded by volcano ash
A volunteer taking a dog to safety
Residents helping livestock get onto a boat

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