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Further villages evacuated in La Palma as volcano becomes more active

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Spain plans to declare a state of emergency on the island of La Palma in the Canary Islands, due to the ongoing volcanic eruption that has already destroyed hundreds of homes there. A further vent in the volcano broke open on Friday and began to spew lava, prompting officials to evacuate 1,000 residents from the villages of Tajuya and Tacande, state broadcaster RTVE reported. So far, 6,000 people have been evacuated since the volcano first erupted, on an island of some 83,000 inhabitants. The Spanish government plans to designate the island a disaster zone and to draw up a comprehensive recons…

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