- Spanish families are seriously affected by a ravaging volcanic eruption that has damaged a number of homes
- A number of videos have surfaced on social media platforms and media reports suggest that about 7 000 families had to be evacuated
- According to scientists and specialists, the aftermath of the volcanic eruption will last for about 84 days
The island of La Palma has been engulfed by a raging volcano that destroyed a number of homes. The volcano is currently active in Spain’s Canary Islands.
According to various media reports, the videos emerged on Wednesday through a number of social media sites such as Twitter.
Business Insider has it that both Bloomberg and the Associated Press uploaded footage of a sea of lava seen swallowing homes, roads and fields as smoke rises from the scorched path.
The news portal further reported that villagers in Todoque had to flee for safety and there were about 7 000 people evacuated from the area.
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The aftermath of the volcano could last up to 84 days
It is also mentioned that the eruption and its aftermath could last 84 days considering the fact that the volcano continues to release thousands of tons of sulphur dioxide, which might lead to lung disease and failure.
At the same time, CBS News also carried the same report saying that the Canary Island Volcanology Institute feels the effects could be felt for more than two months.
Following Sunday's eruption, rivers of lava nearly 20 feet high led to total destruction and swallowed more than 185 buildings.
The post reads:
“I can't quite understand why people would want to live in the path of a volcano. That's like living by a giant sinkhole and then, standing around and filming, as it gets closer to you.”
“Heartbreaking and very scary for the people, wow.”
“Do they have volcano eruption in their insurance policies in this area?”
“I would suggest evacuating the house at this point!”
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In his message, the president identifies climate change caused by global warming as the culprit behind most of the devastating tragedies around the world.
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