Tourists have been warned against travel to the Conguillio National Park area in Chile after one of the country’s largest volcanoes erupted.

Dozens of tourists were evacuated by the military from the base of the Llaima volcano but there were no reports of injuries or damage.

The 54 people rescued had been stranded overnight after a local river swelled and cut off road access.

The National Emergency Office said in a statement: “Army personnel evacuated 43 people this morning who remained in Conguillio National Park. Another 11 people, park personnel and their family members, were also evacuated.”

Director of the the emergency agency Carmen Fernandez advised tourists to avoid the area.

The park remains closed off to visitors today.