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Volcano Erupts In Spain's Canary Islands

BP World Bureau | Sep 20 2021 11:23:30 AM
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CANARY ISLANDS, SPAIN: A volcano erupted on the Spanish Canary Island of La Palma.

Lava shot out of the volcano and was seen streaming in rivers towards the south of the island. 

The government and municipality ordered the evacuation of major villages including El Paso and Los Llanos de Aridane. Journalists have managed to capture the volcanic eruption. 

Canary Islands President Angel Victor Torres said that 5000 people have been evacuated. 

"The lava is moving towards the coast and the damage will be material. According to experts there are about 17-20 million cubic meters of lava," he said. 

Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez assured that there are enough resources and troops to handle the situation. 

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