La Palma volcano eruption forces stay-home order for some residents

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LA PALMA, Spain (Reuters) – Authorities told several thousand residents of La Palma to stay home because of worsening air quality as the erupting volcano on the Spanish island spewed red-hot lava and thick clouds of black smoke. Emergency services issued a lockdown order on Friday night for people in Los Llanos de Aridane and El Paso, two of the worst affected towns. “The new lockdown is as a consequence of the meteorological conditions… that prevent the dispersion of gases and keep them at low levels of the atmosphere,” emergency services said in a statement. They said the lockdown would af…

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