3 more La Palma towns evacuated over volcanic eruption

Three more towns evacuated on La Palma as volcanic eruption intensifies

Spanish Civil Guards help people evacuate due the cloud of smoke and ashes following the eruption of a volcano in the Cumbre Vieja park, on the Canary Island of La Palma. Credit: Reuters Photo

Authorities on the Spanish island of La Palma ordered the evacuation of the towns of Tajuya, Tacande de Abajo and the part of Tacande de Arriba that had not already been evacuated due to a volcanic eruption, emergency services said on Friday.

Authorities initially ordered residents of those towns to stay indoors but moved to an evacuation due to intensifying volcanic activity, they said.

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