large volcano erupted in over 40 years on the island of St. Vincent in the Caribbean.
Fortunately, there was no human injury, and more than 10,000 residents were evacuated in an emergency, and there is concern about further explosions.
This is Jung Joon-hyung.
Black smoke containing volcanic ash soars into the sky.
Massive pillars of volcanic ash emanating from the crater soared to a height of 6,000m.
As the volcanic ash flows in with a terrifying explosion, the terrified residents are evacuated in vain.
[Local residents: I heard a loud explosion and saw smoke rising up into the sky.
It was really scary.
I asked my brother to evacuate quickly.] On the
morning of yesterday (9th) local time, the Soufriere volcano erupted on the largest island in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, a Caribbean island.
Fortunately, no casualties have been reported as evacuation orders were issued to residents around the volcano before the eruption.
However, as 16,000 residents of the dangerous area were evacuated at once, there was also a lot of chaos.
[Local Police: Seniors and those with children will get on the ship first.]
Amid the surrounding Caribbean island nations to accommodate refugees, a large cruise ship was also mobilized to transport residents to other islands.
At 1,234 meters above sea level, Soufriere Volcano last erupted in April 1979, and at the time of the 1902 eruption, more than 1,000 people were killed.
As local experts warn that volcanic activity could continue in the weeks to months to come, concerns are growing that COVID-19 could spread as residents evacuate.
(Video editing: Kim Jin-won)