Emergency Teams Help People Flee Volcano in Spain

Emergency teams helped residents evacuate the volcano-hit Spanish island of La Palma, Tuesday, September 21, as a wall of lava grows ever closer to residential areas.
—————————
READ MORE: A vast river of molten lava from a Canary Islands volcano was edging toward the sea Tuesday, destroying everything in its path and provoking fears it will generate clouds of toxic gases when it hits the water.

A new fissure emerged on the slopes of the Cumbre Vieja volcano overnight, belching out more lava and forcing hundreds more people to flee their homes.

"The lava flow is moving inexorably toward the sea, and absolutely nothing can be done about it," said Angel Victor Torres, regional head of the Canary Islands.

"We are completely powerless in the face of this advancing lava flow, which is moving at 200 meters [655 feet] per hour and has already swept away everything in its path ... and will continue to do so on its way to the sea."

Located on La Palma Island, the volcano has forced 6,100 people from their homes and destroyed several properties and land spanning a huge area since it erupted Sunday afternoon, island officials say.
—————————
LINK: www.voanews.com/a/canary-islands-volcano-lava-nears-sea-sparking-fears-of-toxic-gas-/6240247.html

Watch video on channel "VOA News"
Indian Man Builds Taj Mahal Replica Home for Wife

Indian Man Builds Taj Mahal Replica Home for Wife

A lovestruck and historically minded Indian husband has emulated the world's most famous display of marital devotion by building a replica of the Taj Mahal for his wife. It cost $200,000 (15 million rupees) to build. The original Taj Mahal, dubbed...

Rally Against Vaccinations, Restrictions Held in Melbourne.

Rally Against Vaccinations, Restrictions Held in Melbourne.

Protesters gathered in Melbourne Saturday to demonstrate against COVID-19 lockdowns and vaccine mandates. Thousands of demonstrators massed in front of the Parliament House before marching through the streets of the city center. They were protesti...

Tongues of Lava Flow Down Road as Lockdown Lifted in La Palma.

Tongues of Lava Flow Down Road as Lockdown Lifted in La Palma.

Tongues of lava and molten rock flowed through La Palma on Thursday, a day after authorities on the Spanish island lifted the volcanic eruption lockdown on three coastal towns. Video posted on social media by national volcanologist group Involcan ...

Flames Engulf Los Angeles Commercial Complex

Flames Engulf Los Angeles Commercial Complex

The Los Angeles Fire Department said late Thursday more than 100 firefighters were battling a blaze at a large commercial complex in the city's Central-Alameda neighborhood. Video from KABC showed a large building engulfed in flames and its roof c...

Army Airlifts Motorist Stranded by Floods in Malta

Army Airlifts Motorist Stranded by Floods in Malta

A stranded motorist in Malta was airlifted from his trapped car by an army helicopter Thursday. Firefighters initially attempted to rescue the man on the ground but were forced to ask for the army airlift as water level rapidly surged. Much of the...