La Palma residents told to lock down as volcano lava pours into sea

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LA PALMA, Spain (Reuters) -Authorities in Spain’s Canary Islands told residents on the western coast of La Palma to seal doors and windows with tape and wet towels to ward off toxic gases spewed by lava from the Cumbre Vieja volcano as it reached the sea. Incandescent lava gushing from the volcano for 10 days poured down a cliff into the sea early on Wednesday in the Playa Nueva area near the town of Tazacorte. As day broke, red hot lava protruded above the Atlantic Ocean waterline, sending clouds of steam and toxic gases into the sky. Smoke clouds billowed from the volcano and the molten rock…

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