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As Spanish volcano roars, drones drop meals for canine stranded by lava


The Cumbre Vieja volcano continues to erupt on the Canary Island of La Palma, as seen from El Paso, Spain, October 9, 2021. (REUTERS)

LA PALMA, Spain  – A number of emaciated canine lie curled up in and round a walled, ash-covered yard lower off by volcanic lava within the mountainous space of Todoque on the Spanish island of La Palma, till a drone seems within the sky to drop packages with meals and water.

They elevate their heads to look and might be seen ambling in direction of the packages which they pry open with their tooth and paws to tackle much-needed diet, drone footage supplied by one of many firms in command of the operation confirmed.

In an announcement, the Island Council of La Palma thanked the 2 native firms – Ticom Soluciones and Volcanic Life – for feeding the canine for the previous 5 days. They’re resolved to proceed so long as security and meteorological circumstances permit.

The businesses have been assisted by veterinarians who select the nourishment and determine on parts befitting the state of affairs.

The council instructed Reuters helicopters can’t fly within the space as a result of sizzling air emanating from the lava and volcanic ash that may injury the rotors, so the canine can’t be airlifted for the second.

Elsewhere in La Palma, people arrange a makeshift animal shelter in a college playground to rehouse a whole bunch of pets made homeless when their house owners fled the Cumbre Vieja volcano that erupted on Sept. 19.

For ever and ever to the flows of molten rock which have laid waste to almost 600 hectares and a few 1,200 buildings, and compelled 1000’s to evacuate, authorities on Tuesday ordered one other 700 residents to desert their properties.

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