Bursting Point

2019-03-06 10:15:12

By Joanna Marchant PINATUBO, the Philippine volcano that erupted ten years ago killing hundreds of people, may be about to wreak havoc of a different kind among the people living in its shadow. What’s more, the authorities are doing little about it. Since the last eruption, the volcano’s crater has been filling with rainwater and the water is now only a few metres from the rim. If heavy rains continue the rim could be breached, and a wave of water and volcanic debris sweep through towns and villages below, say geologists. Kelvin Rodolfo,