St Vincent hit by power cuts after another ‘explosive event’

St Vincent hit by power cuts after another ‘explosive event’

The Guardian

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Caribbean island blanketed in ash following biggest eruption since 1979, which has forced thousands to flee

A second “explosive event” has been reported by authorities in Saint Vincent, leaving residents of the area around La Soufrière volcano facing power cuts and water outages.

Locals described loud rumbling, lightning and heavy ashfall as conditions deteriorated on the Caribbean island, after the volcano first erupted on Friday, forcing thousands to evacuate, though some remained in their homes.

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