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Spanish premier promises quick help after La Palma volcano eruption

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Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez has promised quick help to all those affected after a volcanic eruption on the Canary island of La Palma. “The citizens of the island can rest assured because the state has sufficient resources and personnel at its disposal,” Sanchez said in the early hours of Monday. He cancelled a planned US visit and flew to the island. The volcano became active again on Sunday for the first time in 50 years. Throughout the night, several lava flows continued to roll downhill towards built-up areas at a speed of about 700 metres per hour. Several houses have already been…

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