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Flights cancelled over volcanic ash cloud over La Palma

A volcano has been erupting on the Canary Island over the past week.

Lava spews from a volcano on the Canary island of La Palma, Spain.
Lava spews from a volcano on the Canary island of La Palma, Spain.
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FLIGHTS TO AND from the Spanish island of La Palma have been cancelled as a result of an ash cloud spewing from a volcanic eruption which has lasted a week.

La Palma Airport operator Aena said on Twitter that plane traffic was suspended “due to the accumulation of ash” in the air.

The company said other airports in the Canary Islands are still operational.

La Palma is one of the seven islands that make up the Spanish archipelago in the Atlantic Ocean.

The volcanic eruption that started last Sunday is the first in 50 years on La Palma, which has a population of about 85,000.

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embedded262654660 Vehicles are covered by ashes from the eruption.

The intensity of the eruptions has increased in recent days, prompting the evacuation of three additional villages on the island. Almost 7,000 people have had to leave their homes.

Emergency crews pulled back from the volcano on Friday as explosions sent molten rock and ash over a wide area.

Lava flows have destroyed hundreds of buildings on the island’s western side.

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