La Palma residents climb volcanic ash mountains to return home months after volcanic eruption

Dionisio Leal looks at heaps of ash from the Cumbre Vieja volcano surrounding his house as he stands at the window, in Las Manchas neighbourhood on the Canary Island of La Palma, Spain, January 20, 2022. Picture taken January 20, 2022. REUTERS/Borja Suarez

Eighty-year-old Sabino Leal Jeronimo returned to his home on Spain’s Canary Island of La Palma for the first time in four months on Friday after a volcanic eruption forced him to flee.

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SOURCE: Reuters – Reporting by Joan Faus, Horaci Garcia and Borja Suarez, Writing by Joan Faus, editing by Aislinn Laing and Angus MacSwan