Drone footage: La Palma volcano creates new delta

Authorities on La Palma ordered residents of three coastal towns to stay indoors after a new stream of lava crashed into the ocean, sending thick clouds of potentially toxic gases high into the sky.

Drone footage from the local council showed white clouds billowing out of the water as the red hot molten rock slid down a cliff into the Atlantic.

The airport, which was also closed due to the accumulation of ash, remained shut on Wednesday.

According to the Copernicus disaster monitoring programme, lava flows have damaged or destroyed some 2,650 buildings since Sept. 19, forcing the evacuation of thousands from their homes on the island, part of the Canaries archipelego.

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