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Volcanic eruption: Germans flee from lava flow on La Palma – on their boat (video)

See in the video: German couple find refuge on a boat from the lava of the Cumbre Vieja

More than ever, the lava flowed down the mountain on Friday on the Canary Island of La Palma. The volcanological institute of the Canary Islands, called Involcan, even spoke of a “lava tsunami” in view of the impressive images. According to experts, the reason for this lies primarily in the nature of the terrain. Because where it goes steeply downhill, the over 1,200 degrees hot lava flows simply flow faster. The volcanic eruption began around four weeks ago and may now have stabilized, say the experts. But no one can say exactly when he will calm down. The German pensioner Jürgen Doelz and his girlfriend Jacqueline Rehm are also among the victims of the natural disaster. But they were lucky, as Jürgen Doelz recently told La Palma: “When my girlfriend lost her job, we thought it would be expensive and wanted to sell it. And exactly on this Sunday, September 19th, in the morning there was another prospective buyer who wanted to buy the boat, that was a French woman. And then we took a test drive. But then she decided against the boat because it wasn’t sporty enough. And that same afternoon the volcano erupted and we were lucky that we still had the boat and could get on the boat with our belongings. That was the situation. And we’ve lived on this boat ever since. Very cramped, but it works. ” More than 7,000 people have already had to leave their homes and around 1,500 buildings have been destroyed. The eruptions are accompanied by numerous light earthquakes.

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