- Title: Drone captures La Palma volcano devastation as Spain pledges aid
- Date: 28th September 2021
- Summary: LA PALMA, SPAIN (SEPTEMBER 27, 2021) (REUTERS) (MUTE) (DRONE FOOTAGE) VARIOUS OF CUMBRE VIEJA VOLCANO SPEWING LAVA FROM CRATERS AND LAVA STREAMS FLOWING DOWN (NIGHT SHOTS) VOLCANO SPEWING LAVA AND SMOKE BILLOWING, BLACK LAVA STREAM ON THE FOREGROUND VARIOUS OF BLACK LAVA STREAM FLOWING DOWN TOWNS VARIOUS OF LAVA STREAM APPROACHING SLOWLY TO HOUSES WITH SEA IN THE BACKGROUND VARIOUS OF BLACK LAVA STREAM SURROUNDED BY LANDS HOUSES AND POOLS, SMOKE COMING OUT FROM STREAM VARIOUS OF LAVA STREAM REACHING POOL BESIDE HOUSES AND COVERING IT VARIOUS OF VOLCANO, BLACK LAVA STREAM, HOUSES BLACK LAVA STREAM / VOLCANO EMITTING SMOKE IN BACKGROUND SMOKE COMING OUT FROM STREAM AS IT SURROUNDS HOUSES VARIOUS OF DESTROYED HOUSES BESIDE BLACK LAVA STREAM
- Embargoed: 12th October 2021 18:32
- Keywords: La Palma Spain burning buildings disaster zone drone eruption volcano
- Location: LA PALMA, SPAIN
- City: LA PALMA, SPAIN
- Country: Spain
- Topics: Disaster/Accidents,Europe,Earthquakes/Volcanoes/Tsunami
- Reuters ID: LVA001EWMXCNB
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Drone footage showed on Monday (September 27) the extent of the damage caused by the lava streams flowing from the Cumbre Vieja volcano as it engulfed buildings, banana plantations and everything in its path.
Spain classified La Palma as a disaster zone on Tuesday (September 28), a move that will trigger financial support for the island where a volcanic eruption has destroyed almost 600 houses over the past nine days.
The government announced a first package of 10.5 million euros ($12.30 million), which includes around 5 million euros to buy houses, with the rest to acquire furniture and essential household goods, government spokesperson Isabel Rodriguez said.
Thousands have been evacuated and three coastal villages were locked down on Monday in anticipation of lava meeting the Atlantic Ocean and releasing toxic gases.
But authorities cannot determine if and when the molten rock will reach the sea or how long the eruption will continue.
(Production: Miguel Gutierrez)
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