The lava from the volcano forces more evacuations in La Palma de España
More people were forced from their homes on Wednesday night. as flows of molten rock gushing out of the Cumbre Vieja volcano on the Spanish island of La Palma threatened to engulf another neighborhood.
With no end in sight for the eruption, which is in its fourth week, authorities expected the lava flow to move northwest, beyond the boundary of the evacuated area.
Most of the people in the area had already left, so only between 10 and 15 people left their house on Wednesday, Emergency services told Reuters.
The red-hot lava from the eruption has washed away nearly 600 hectares in total, destroying around 1,500 houses and other buildings, including a cement plant that emitted toxic gases earlier in the week, as well as devouring banana and avocado plantations, the officials said. authorities.
About 6,000 people have been evacuated on the island of 83,000 people.