There has been another "explosive event" at a volcano on the Caribbean island of St Vincent, with power outages and water supplies cut off.

The La Soufrière volcano first erupted on Friday, blanketing the island in a layer of ash and forcing some 16,000 people to evacuate their homes.

Scientists warn that eruptions could continue for days - or even weeks.

Emergency officials described the landscape as a "battle zone" and said more damage and destruction was likely.

The emergency management organisation Nemo tweeted: "Massive power outage following another explosive event at La Soufriere Volcano. Lightning, thunder and rumblings."

 

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Posted by Ashley Wiltshire Monday, April 12, 2021 7:06:00 AM

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