Manila airport flights have been disrupted after a volcanic eruption sent a giant ash cloud into the air in the Philippines.

A mass evacuation of 8,000 people in the area of the Taal volcano – 40 miles south of Manila – was imposed.

Flights to destinations throughout the region from Manila Ninoy Aquino international airport were either cancelled or delayed

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office called on British travellers to “be aware that due to this flights in and out of Manila international airport are subject to disruption”.

In updated travel advice, the FCO said: “You should consult your carrier.

“In addition, the ash cloud is over Metro Manilla and local government authorities in Manila have begun to advise staying indoors while ash is falling.”

Travellers were advised to follow updates via the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology PhiVolcs official website.

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