The Canary island of La Palma is trying to save four dogs. They were enclosed by one of the lava flows from the active volcano a week ago.
Helicopters cannot reach the animals because the volcanic ash and stones pose a danger to the aircraft and their crew. The animals have been fed with water and food with drones for five days.
A few days ago, this video was distributed of the dogs:
According to the Spanish newspaper El Periódico, a plan is ready to transfer the animals to safe areas with a cargo drone.
The Cumbre Vieja eruption was again accompanied by an earthquake today. This second quake in two days, with a force of 4.5, triggered a “true lava tsunami”, authorities say.
The volcanic eruption has been going on for almost a month now. 7000 people have had to leave their homes. 1500 homes and other buildings have been destroyed.