BRITS have had to flee for their lives after being evacuated from the Canary island of La Palma because of a volcano erupting.
Huge red plumes topped with black-and-white smoke shot out, as a river of lava flowed from the La Cumbre Vieja volcano, on La Palma forcing 5,000 people to be evacuated.
Brits planning to travel to and from the luxury holiday destination have been put on alert after the volcanic activity in the last week.
The British government said this evening: “On Sunday 19 September 2021, at approximately 15.15 local time, there was a volcanic eruption on the Spanish Canary Island of La Palma.
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