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La Palma volcano LIVE: Entire island declared ‘catastrophe zone’- PM jets for crisis talks

Thousands of people have been evacuated following the eruption and hundreds of homes have been destroyed.

No injuries have so far been reported.

La Palma’s airport has also been closed due to clouds of volcanic ash creating visibility issues.

The Canary Islands Government has announced financial aid for those who have lost their homes due to the disaster.

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6 mins ago08:494 neighbourhoods in lockdown

With the possiblity of lava from the volcano reaching the sea in the next few hours and thus emitting toxic gases, 4 neabry areas have been ordered in to lockdown.

Residents of San Borondón, Marina Alta, Marina Baja and La Condesa msut stay inside their homes with doors and windows closed until further notice. 

ud83dudd34 Ante la posibilidad de que la lava llegue al mar en las pru00f3ximas horas en zona costera de Tazacorte y en previsiu00f3n de posibles emanaciones de gases nocivos para la salud, ordena el confinamiento de San Borondu00f3n, Marina Alta, Marina Baja y La Condesa

u2014 1-1-2 Canarias (@112canarias)

20 mins ago08:35514 homes destroyed and more than 20km of road affected

The latest data from the Copernicus satellite shows that 514 buildings have been destroyed by the volcano and 20.5km of road have been affected. 

Nuevos datos del sistema de pase satu00e9lites y radar de 08:08h de este domingo:

ud83dudccd569 edificaciones afectadas, destruidas 514 y las otras 55 con dau00f1os

ud83dudccd 232.2 ha de coladas de lava

ud83dudccd 20.5km de carretera afectadas, 18.1km destruidas

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