LA PALMA: Up to 3,000 residents of the Spanish island of La Palma on Monday were ordered to stay indoors after lava from a volcano ruined a cement works, raising fresh fears of harmful gases.
La Cumbre Vieja volcano started erupting on Sept 19, requiring 6,000 individuals from their houses as the lava blistered its means throughout 600 hectares (1,400 acres) of land.
Miguel Angel Morcuende, head of the cell taking care of the dilemma, told reporters Monday that part of the cement manufacturing facility had actually increased in fires.
“As a result, as well as until we can analyse if the air quality enables typical life, we have decided to lock down,” he included.
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The order problems in between 2,500 and also 3,000 people living near the concrete works on the west of the island in the Canaries archipelago, he claimed.
On Saturday, part of the volcano’s cone collapsed, sending out new rivers of lava putting down the slopes towards an industrial zone.
Trips to the island returned to on Saturday after 2 days on hold as a result of the ash blown up from the volcano.
Regardless of the damage from the eruption– greater than 1,200 buildings have been destroyed, claim local officials– no has actually so far been killed or wounded in the disaster. This is the third volcanic eruption on La Palma Island, house to 85,000 individuals, in a century, although the last one dates back to 1971.