One of the lava streams carrying massive block stones after a cone collapsed in the north side of the Cumbre Vieja volcano on the Canary Island of La Palma, Spain on Monday. Photo: Spanish Geological and Mining Institute (IGME-CSIC) / AFP One of the lava streams carrying massive block stones after a cone collapsed in the north side of the Cumbre Vieja volcano on the Canary Island of La Palma, Spain on Monday. Photo: Spanish Geological and Mining Institute (IGME-CSIC) / AFP
One of the lava streams carrying massive block stones after a cone collapsed in the north side of the Cumbre Vieja volcano on the Canary Island of La Palma, Spain on Monday. Photo: Spanish Geological and Mining Institute (IGME-CSIC) / AFP
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Lava from La Palma volcano burns cement plant, prompting lockdown

  • Residents in the towns of El Paso and Los Llanos de Aridane were instructed to remain indoors and to shut their windows to avoid inhaling toxic fumes
  • The area affected by the lava in the eruption that began on September 19 has expanded 10 per cent overnight, reaching nearly 600 hectares

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One of the lava streams carrying massive block stones after a cone collapsed in the north side of the Cumbre Vieja volcano on the Canary Island of La Palma, Spain on Monday. Photo: Spanish Geological and Mining Institute (IGME-CSIC) / AFP One of the lava streams carrying massive block stones after a cone collapsed in the north side of the Cumbre Vieja volcano on the Canary Island of La Palma, Spain on Monday. Photo: Spanish Geological and Mining Institute (IGME-CSIC) / AFP
One of the lava streams carrying massive block stones after a cone collapsed in the north side of the Cumbre Vieja volcano on the Canary Island of La Palma, Spain on Monday. Photo: Spanish Geological and Mining Institute (IGME-CSIC) / AFP
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