Four British men face prosecution for taking selfies near exploding volcano

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Four British men could face prosecution after allegedly violating a police warning along the active La Palma volcano by taking photos posted on social media.

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Four Britons are believed to have made an unusual journey to reach the volcano, causing thousands to flee their homes and destroy hundreds of properties. They traveled by boat from their homes in Tenerife to reach dangerous border areas near 1075C lava.

According to local media, the men who were said to be gym enthusiasts are now facing possible court action, risking their lives and that of security forces.


One of them posted a picture of himself wearing a T-shirt and shorts on social media a short distance from the burning lava. He said: “We had to hide to surround the army and the police. It was a complete SAS mission that included roadblocks, quest points, and everything from animals to dogs in pitch black. “

In another message he said: “A plane, a rental car, a ferry, and a five-hour night walk around military barriers, but we did it *****g. Once in a lifetime* * Tea.

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The Cambre Vieja volcano in the Spanish Canary Islands erupted on September 19 and has since destroyed more than 1,880 acres of land and 2,000 buildings.

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Close-up footage and photographs taken by the group are understood to have been used by Civil Guard officers in La Palma to identify the men.

Spanish TV broadcaster La Sexta said police had identified the men in a report sent to government officials, in which prosecutors proposed charges of possible disobedience. Four people have not yet been formally named.

The Civil Guard is yet to make any official comment on the incident.

Although the island was devastated by the volcano, there have been no casualties due to a quick and strong evacuation by the police and strong efforts to keep people away from the volcano.


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