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Prime Minister Visits Volcano-Hit La Palma as Lava Piles Up in Streets

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Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez visited La Palma on September 20, in the wake of a volcanic eruption that caused thousands to evacuate on the island, and destroyed around 100 homes.

This footage shows Sanchez in the company of Angel Víctor Torres Perez, Canary Islands president, during their visit.

The Cumbre Vieja volcano’s eruption was reported around 3:30 pm local time on Sunday. Multiple government agencies responded, including the Canary Islands Volcanology Institute (Involcan), the local council, civil protection units, firefighters, and police. Credit: Gobierno de Canarias via Storyful

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