For a fifth day, lava flowing down the slopes of the volcano engulfed homes, faculties and banana plantations, though extra slowly than in earlier days.
“Every little thing that began on Sunday as one thing out of the unusual, one thing lovely to look at, changed into a tragedy the following day,” mentioned Nancy, who owns an area jewellery enterprise.
“I’ve many pals there, households who’ve misplaced all the pieces. Our hearts are damaged.”
Streams of black lava have superior slowly westward since Sunday, incinerating all the pieces of their path, together with homes, faculties and the banana plantations that produce the island’s largest export.
The lava has destroyed almost 200 homes and compelled hundreds of individuals to flee.
Property portal Idealista estimated the volcano had to date destroyed property value round 87 million euros ($102 million).
Spanish banking associations supplied to offer vacant properties held by banks to individuals who have misplaced their houses.
Native authorities have warned folks to scrub greens and garments to keep away from ingesting the poisonous ash.
A cloud of sulfur dioxide is anticipated to maneuver east within the coming hours over the remainder of the Canary archipelago, the Iberian peninsula and the Mediterranean.