The lava flowing out of the Cumbre Vieja volcano in La Palma has engulfed the “wonderful house”, which in recent days, surrounded by clotted lava, looked like a lonely island in the middle of the ocean. “Everything has been destroyed,” the owner told the Spanish daily El Mundo.
On the Canarian island of La Palma, the lava flowing from the volcano Cumbre Vieja from Sunday 19 September destroyed about 260 hectares and nearly 700 buildings. Thousands of people have evacuated.
In recent days we have informed about – as it was called – “wonderful house” – in La Palma, which luckily survived. The house and the small area around it, surrounded by clotted lava, looked like a lonely island in the middle of the ocean. He looked because the lava had already swept him off the surface.
A “wonderful house” in La Palma. “Everything is Broken”
The Spanish daily El Mundo had learned earlier that the house belonged to a pair of Danish retirees who had not been there since the COVID-19 pandemic started. “Everything is broken,” Ranier Cocq, the owner of the house, told the newspaper. – We have lost everything on our beloved island. It is very sad, he said.
The man added that he and his wife planned to fly to La Palma this fall to collect grapes in their vineyards. “There’s nothing left now,” he added.
La Palma. Lava flows into the ocean
On Monday, lava began to flow into the Atlantic Ocean in the area of Playa Nueva, near the city of Tazacorte. Authorities called on residents to close and seal their windows with tape and wet towels to prevent toxic gas from getting inside the houses.
Since September 19, Cumbre Vieja has emitted 46.3 million cubic meters, which is three million cubic meters of ash more than during the last volcanic explosion in 1971.
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