Thursday, September 21

La Palma volcano: those affected who want to rebuild their communities

  • Dan Johnson
  • La Palma, Spain

Volcano eruption on La Palma.

Image source, Getty Images


The Cumbre Vieja volcano has been expelling lava since September 19.

Imagine trying to sleep under the glow of an erupting volcano, shaking you with its tremors.

Then imagine trying to do that in a small trailer, because your house was either surrounded by lava or buried underneath it.

This is the reality for about 20 families, who go to sleep another night on a side street in Los Llanos. They are just outside the La Palma exclusion zone, in the Canary Islands, Spain.

They were left homeless after the eruption of Cumbre Vieja six weeks ago, and cannot even dream of going home without being woken up by the tremors and the roar of the volcano.

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