“Miracle House”: volcanic lava bypassed the villa of retirees in the Canary Islands

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(ORDO NEWS) — The network quickly spread a photo of a house located on the Spanish island of Palma (Canary Islands). It was not destroyed by lava after the eruption of the Cumbre Vieja volcano. It happened on September 19.

Users gave it the name “miracle house”. It is worth noting that almost 200 houses were destroyed by lava, as well as banana plantations. The building that has survived is owned by retirees Ranye and Inge Kok, who have not visited the island since the coronavirus pandemic began.

It is reported by the BBC.

Alphonse Escalero took the picture of the house, around which the rivers of lava flow. A couple of retirees noted that they are very happy that the house was not damaged by the eruption, although they cannot visit it now.

The disaster destroyed not only a huge number of houses, but also local schools. At the time of the volcanic eruption, more than six thousand people were evacuated. Local authorities also warned that lava is currently heading towards the sea. When it reaches the water, it can react chemically and release dangerous gases.

At the same time, experts note that the movement of lava is too slow and, perhaps, it will have time to solidify, without getting to the water.

It is worth noting that the authorities of the Canary Islands are going to purchase two housing complexes for those people who were left homeless.


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