'Life will be difficult' for those living near volcano

The eruption of La Soufriere on Friday (April 9) pumped dark clouds of ash some 10 km into the air, prompting an evacuation of some nearby residents.

Rumbling noises continued to emanate from the volcano, with ash coating rooftops, cars and roads in Kingstown, the capital of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. Videos from Saint Vincent showed a ghost-like landscape.

Members of the country's disaster response team could be seen searching for people who did not evacuate prior to the eruption.

Assessing the thick ash covering parts of St. Vincent, Bill a member of the disaster response team predicted things may not return to normal for a "very long time."

"Life will be very difficult for people within this side of the country," he said.

Authorities say they are awaiting scientific findings before announcing what further steps to take.

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