11:11 The eruption of Saint Vincent volcano ash covers the capital like a gray “dead city”



The Soufriere volcano in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines erupted on the 9th.  (Reuters)

The Soufriere volcano in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines erupted on the 9th. (Reuters)

2021/04/11 11:11

[Real-time news/comprehensive report]The Soufrière volcano (La Soufrière volcano) in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, a friendly country of our country, erupted twice on the 9th local time, while Kingston, the capital of St. (Kingstown) was covered by a thick layer of volcanic ash, and the whole city was as dark as a “dead city.”

According to comprehensive foreign media reports, after the eruption of Soufrière volcano, most of the main island of Saint Vincent was covered by volcanic ash. Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves said that he hopes that all citizens will remain calm, and there are currently more than 3,200. People went to the shelter, and 16,000 people were evacuated from dangerous areas and areas covered by volcanic ash. It is not yet possible to estimate how much ash will erupt from the volcano, but some scientists warn that the volcano may continue to erupt for several days or even weeks.

In the town of Rabaka, about two miles (3.2 kilometers) from the volcano, an eyewitness said that after the eruption, the town of Rabaka was covered with volcanic ash and gravel up to 30 cm thick, and the volcanic ash in the air also Blocking out the sun makes the town dim all day long.

The National Emergency Management Organization of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines reminded that due to the impact of volcanic ash, the air will be filled with a strong sulphur smell, and called on the public to take necessary precautions to maintain safety and health.

After the volcano erupted, ash from the eruption filled Saint Vincent Island.  (Associated Press)

After the volcano erupted, ash from the eruption filled Saint Vincent Island. (Associated Press)

Volcanic ash covers roads and houses.  (Reuters)

Volcanic ash covers roads and houses. (Reuters)



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