Coping with the ashes in Argentina

A volcanic eruption in Chile has covered the Argentine lake district with ash.

June 21, 2011 11:40
The  Argentine lake district covered in ash.

Argentina ash. (photo credit: REUTERS)

The Argentine lake district is usually a picture-perfect destination popular with tourists featuring aqua blue lakes and bright green foliage.

But a volcano that erupted in Chile on June 4 has left the area covered in ash.

With roads barely passable some people have been trapped in their homes, and psychologists have been deployed to help people cope.

The clean-up has started, but is expected to take some time, as residents hope for better times ahead.

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