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La Soufrière volcano activity suffocates Saint Vincent


The phenomenon has caused one death, the eviction of some 16,000 people and an ash cloud that covers the island

  • 1A satellite image from Maxar Technologies shows a view of Saint Vincent covered in ash generated by the La Soufrière volcano, on April 13.


  • 2The eruption of the volcano has left one deceased, until now.

    Robertson S. Henry REUTERS

  • 3The eruption of the volcano forced the evacuation of most of the area's residents, although some remained in their homes.

    The residents who were not evicted have suffered from water and electricity cuts.

    Orvil Samuel AP

  • 4San Vincent and the Grenadines, with a population of 110,000 people, had not registered prominent volcanic activity since April 13, 1979. Orvil Samuel AP

  • 5A truck transports water to take to some communities in San Vicente.

    Robertson S. Henry REUTERS

  • 6According to the local meteorological service, the ashes are moving east towards Barbados.

    Lucanus Ollivierre AP

  • 7Two men clean ashes on the roof of a house in Wallilabou, on the western side of the Caribbean island of Saint Vincent, on Monday, April 12.

    Orvil Samuel AP

  • 8Around 16,000 people have had to leave their communities with just what they have been able to put in their suitcases and backpacks.

    Robertson S. Henry REUTERS

  • 9 Ash and pyroclastic flow have destroyed crops and contaminated water ponds.

    Robertson S. Henry REUTERS

  • 10The volcano, which has had low-level activity since December, experienced the first of several major explosions last week.

    Experts say the activity could continue for several days.

    Maxar Technologies EFE

Source: elparis

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