Spain Authorities issue new evacuation order in La Palma, 700-800 people forced to flee lava flow – live broadcast

Earlier on Tuesday, more than 3,000 La Palma residents were informed that they could leave their homes again.

Spanish authorities on Tuesday ordered hundreds of residents to leave their homes on the island of La Palma in the Canary Islands.

Authorities said on Twitter on Twitter that a new evacuation order was issued because of a lava flow forecast. According to the authorities, the order applies to 700-800 people.

Previously on Tuesday, more than 3,000 La Palma residents were told they could leave their homes again, Reuters news agency reported. The volcanic eruption in La Palma, Spain, continues.

A lava flowing from the Cumbre Vieja volcano on Monday took over a cement factory, lifted dark clouds of smoke into the air and forced authorities to order people to stay home.

On Monday, the rescue service urged people in two cities in La Palma to stay inside, close windows and air conditioning so people would not have to breathe in the toxic fumes caused by the burning of the cement plant.

Now the air quality has improved, so residents have been told they can move outside again.

On Monday, the lava from the volcanic eruption reached a cement plant whose combustion caused toxic fumes in the air.

Spanish according to the national institute of geology, earthquakes were again experienced in the area on Tuesday, the strongest of which was 3.8.

The volcano has erupted for three weeks now, and lava has destroyed nearly 1,200 buildings. Lava has taken over an area of ‚Äč‚Äčabout 500 hectares and extended the island to the sea. More than 6,000 islanders have been evacuated under the lava.

Sunday gigantic, clusters of lava glowing at temperatures above 1,200 degrees flowed down the slopes.


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