How can a volcano kill you?

In Geography lessons you’ll study the risks of living near volcanoes: most students remembering video footage shown in class of red hot lava forcing you to run for your life. Perhaps though it’s the sudden loss of electricity, gas and water mains which means you can no longer stay in your home, or the ash being blasted out of the volcano making it impossible to breathe.

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The BBC iWonder series looks today at the jolly topic of four ways a volcano can kill you. Can you guess what they are before checking out the BBC website?

Natural disasters are seen as natural evil in the world – suffering not caused by humans but by the natural world. People wonder how an omnibenevolent, omnipotent and omniscient God could have created a world with such natural evil. Why did he?

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