Drone Companies Feed Dogs Trapped By Volcanic Eruption On La Palma

Thursday, October 14th 2021, 7:55 am
By: CBS News

The local government of La Palma released video on Tuesday (October 12) of dogs trapped by lava from the Cumbre Vieja volcano being fed by a drone.

Since October 8, two drone companies have been cooperating with local authorities to help locate and feed animals trapped as the stream of lava advances from the volcano in Cumbre Vieja.

Lava from the eruption that began on Sept. 19 has laid waste to nearly 600 hectares in total, authorities said.

Torrents of molten rock have destroyed 1,186 buildings in the three weeks since the eruption, the Canary Islands Volcanic Institute said.

About 6,700 people have been evacuated from their homes on La Palma, which has about 83,000 inhabitants.