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Watch live as lava erupts from a volcano on the Spanish island of La Palma

Thousands of people have been evacuated, homes have been destroyed by lava and flights have been canceled after a volcano erupted on the Spanish Canary island of La Palma on Sunday.

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The lava continued to flow in two streams on Monday and is moving towards the sea through a mostly populated area.

Authorities have already evacuated about 5,000 people from the villages and a 15-metre-high lava flow has already swallowed 20 homes in the village of El Paso and parts of roads.

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Local Canary Islands airline Binter said today that four flights to and from the island of La Gomera were canceled due to ash and smoke on the neighboring island of La Palma following a volcanic eruption.

The airline, which released footage of plumes of smoke and ash on Sunday afternoon, said the cancellation was a result of the explosion.

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Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez was due to visit the affected area today after canceling his trip to New York to attend the UN General Assembly.

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Lava flow ‘moving to sea’

According to the Canary Islands Volcanology Institute, La Palma is blowing toward the sea on the island at 700 meters (2,300 ft) per hour.

Angel Victor Torres, the head of government for the Canary Islands, reported that lava was moving through a mostly populated area in two streams. to be radio.

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Watch live lava erupting from a volcano on the Spanish island of La Palma

A volcano on the Spanish Canary island of La Palma is currently erupting, sending streams of lava and a mass of smoke and ash into the air from Cumbre Vieja National Park in the island’s south.

Thousands of residents are fleeing their homes and officials began evacuating sick and some farm animals from nearby villages even before volcanic activity began.

No casualties have been reported so far, but at least three streams of lava have been seen emanating from the crater and heading down towards the sea.

Watch live lava erupting from a volcano on the Spanish island of La Palma

A volcano on the Spanish Canary island of La Palma is currently erupting, sending streams of lava and a mass of smoke and ash into the air from Cumbre Vieja National Park in the island’s south. Thousands of residents are fleeing their homes and authorities began evacuating sick and some farm animals from nearby villages even before volcanic activity began. No injuries have been reported so far, but at least three streams of lava have been seen emanating from the crater and heading down towards the sea.

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At least 20 homes destroyed after thousands of homes were evacuated by burning lava

Burning lava from a volcano on the Spanish Canary island of La Palma has destroyed at least 20 homes as it flows through villages towards the coast.

About 500 of the 5,000 people who were evacuated from the path of molten lava flowing into rivers towards homes and hotels in the Cumbre Vieja National Park in the south of the island were tourists.

At least 20 homes, some of which are rental properties for tourists, have been hit by lava in the village of El Paso, officials said on Monday.

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La Palma volcano: Burning lava destroys at least 20 homes after hundreds evacuate

“It’s not going to be a small explosion,” Canary Islands President Angel Victor Torres told reporters.

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Flights canceled as explosions continue

Canary Islands-based local airline Binter said on Monday it had canceled four flights to and from the island of La Gomera, as ash and smoke were projected on the neighboring island of La Palma after a volcanic eruption.

The airline, which released footage of plumes of smoke and ash on Sunday afternoon, said the cancellation was a result of the explosion.

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About 5,000 people were evacuated as lava flows

Local officials said authorities have evacuated about 5,000 people from the villages of La Palma as lava erupted from a volcano on Monday.

Mayor Sergio Rodriguez said a 15-metre-high lava flow has already swallowed 20 homes in the village of El Paso and parts of roads. TVE Monday morning radio station.

He said it is now spreading to the neighboring village of Los Llanos de Ariadne where hundreds of homes are at risk.

Canary Islands regional president Angel Victor Torres said Monday morning that local authorities had evacuated about 5,000 people from four villages, including El Paso and Los Llanos de Ariadne, and that no further evacuations are likely to be necessary.

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

Vulcanologist Nemesio Pérez said Monday that as long as no one behaves recklessly, there have been no deaths and none are likely to occur.

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‘I was five years old when the volcano last erupted’

Local resident Isabel Fuentes, 55, spoke to Spanish television TVE about the explosion and said she had moved to another home for safety.

She said: “When the volcano erupted today, I was terrified. For journalists this is something spectacular, for us it is a tragedy. I think lava has reached the house of some relatives.”

“I was 5 years old when the volcano last erupted (in 1971). You never recover from a volcanic eruption.

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Experts are unsure how long the eruption will last

Stavros Meltellidis, a doctor of volcanology at the Spanish Geographical Institute, said the eruption on the island had left five holes in the hill and he was not sure how long it would last.

He added: “We have to measure the lava every day and that will help us work it out.”

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