Thousands participated this Wednesday in evacuation simulation in the face of a possible eruption of the Cotopaxi volcano, located 91 kilometers from the capital of Ecuador, Quito.

The exercise was coordinated by the National Risk Management Service (SNGR) and it involved an orderly evacuation in communities located in the provinces of Pichincha, Cotopaxi and Napo.

Footage shows the inhabitants of the areas close to the volcano who, using masks, board buses arranged by the authorities that transport them to safe areas. Once there, they are attended by paramedics.

According to reports, about 10,000 people participated in this evacuation drill, the seventh exercise of its kind to be carried out in Ecuador since 2015.

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CGTN 21 Sep 2019 06:23 CEST

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