Residents of ash-covered Caribbean island St Vincent brace for more volcanic eruptions

//Residents of ash-covered Caribbean island St Vincent brace for more volcanic eruptions

Residents of ash-covered Caribbean island St Vincent brace for more volcanic eruptions

People who ignored an initial warning to evacuate the area closest to a volcano on the eastern Caribbean island of St Vincent raced to get clear on Saturday, a day after it erupted with an explosion that shook the ground, spewed ash skyward and blanketed the island in a layer of fine volcanic rock.The eruption Friday of La Soufrière – its first large one since 1979 – transformed the island’s lush towns and villages into gloomy, grey versions of themselves. A strong sulphur smell was unavoidable…

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