One of South America's most active volcanoes erupted early Tuesday in southern Chile, spewing heavy smoke into the air as lava surged down its slopes, prompting authorities to evacuate thousands of people.
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A spokesman for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saint reports that all LDS missionaries serving in the affected area are safe and accounted for.
"A small number of missionaries have been moved temporarily to ensure their safety," the spokesman said. "Our prayers are with the people in the surrounding area as they deal with this natural disaster."