EFESanta Cruz de La Palma, Spain

A volcanic eruption on the Spanish Canary Island of La Palma has led to “devastating” scenes as a six-meter high lava flow devoured houses, infrastructure and farmland in its path to the ocean forcing the evacuation of some 5,000 people.

There have been no human casualties, a regional official said Monday. EFE

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