Military monitors toxic gas from La Palma volcano

Lava flowing from the volcano destroyed more homes on Tuesday as authorities at the Canary Islands Volcanic Emergency Plan (PEVOLCA) said the concentration of toxic gas in the air was still deemed "high."

La Palma local authorities said on Monday (November 29) the lava had covered 2,780 acres of land so far and the eruption had damaged or destroyed nearly 2,700 buildings, forcing the evacuation of thousands from their homes on the island.

The volcano first erupted on September 19 and has been active ever since, showing no sign of abating, experts say.

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