Ash coats Caribbean island of Saint Vincent after volcano eruption

12th Apr, 2021

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Ash covers roads a day after the La Soufriere volcano erupted after decades of inactivity, in Kingston, St Vincent and the Grenadines, on April 10, 2021. Photo: Reuters/ Robertson S Henry

The tiny eastern Caribbean island of Saint Vincent was blanketed with a thin layer of ash and a "strong sulphur" smell hung in the air on Saturday, a day after a volcano spectacularly erupted after decades of inactivity. The eruption of La Soufriere on Friday pumped dark clouds of ash some 10 km (6 miles) into the air, prompting an evacuation of some nearby residents.

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