China Daily (Hong Kong)

Canary volcano erupts, destroying homes


A volcano in Spain’s Canary Islands destroyed houses as it spewed out lava and ash, said authoritie­s on Monday, forcing some 5,000 people from their homes. The Cumbre Vieja volcano sent huge plumes of thick black smoke into the sky after it erupted Sunday around 3 pm, churning up molten lava that oozed down the mountainsi­de on the island of La Palma. No fatalities have been reported, but the volcano was still active on Monday. The lava flow has destroyed about 100 houses, local officials said on Monday.

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