Nearly 1,000 residents have been ordered to evacuate their homes in La Palma in Spain’s Canary Islands as lava continues to erupt from its volcano.
Emergency Services wrote on Twitter on Tuesday a new evacuation order was issued “due to the forecast of lava flow progress”.
“700 to 800 people affected by this evacuation order must leave their homes, with their belongings and pets,” the service wrote on Twitter, telling residents to go to a meeting point in the western city of Los Llanos. of Aridane.
La Cumbre Vieja started exploding on September 19 and has already forced more than 6,000 people from their homes, with lava destroying 1,200 buildings and scorching 600 hectares (1,400 hectares) on the Atlantic island off the coast of Morocco.
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