Caribbean island faces ‘destruction and devastation’ after ‘huge’ new volcano eruption – Yahoo Sports

Caribbean island faces ‘destruction and devastation’ after ‘huge’ new volcano eruption – Yahoo Sports


Ash and smoke billow as the La Soufriere volcano erupts in Kingstown on the eastern Caribbean island of St. Vincent April 9, 2021. REUTERS/Robertson S. Henry

Ash and smoke billow as La Soufriere volcano erupts in Kingstown on the eastern Caribbean island of St Vincent last Friday. (Reuters)

There has been another explosive eruption on Monday from a volcano in St Vincent and the Grenadines that has forced thousands of people to evacuate their homes.

People on the Caribbean island were told to brace themselves for further ash clouds after La Soufrière volcano first erupted on Friday.

More than 16,000 people have been forced to evacuate their homes and the resulting fall of ash covered large parts of St Vincent in a thick layer of dust.

On Monday, the volcano fired what experts called a “huge explosion” of ash and hot gas into the air.

Ash and smoke billow as the La Soufriere volcano erupts in Kingstown on the eastern Caribbean island of St. Vincent April 9, 2021. REUTERS/Robertson S. Henry