Ash-covered St. Vincent braces for more volcanic eruptions

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KINGSTOWN, St. Vincent (AP) — People who ignored an initial warning to evacuate the area closest to a volcano on the eastern Caribbean island of St. Vincent are now racing to get clear. The volcano erupted Friday with an explosion that shook the ground, spewed ash skyward and blanketed the island in a layer of fine volcanic rock.

It was the volcano’s first large eruption since 1979. Although no one has been reported killed or injured by the blast, the volcano is still having explosions and experts say the worst may be yet to come. People who didn’t heed the government’s evacuation order Thursday were doing so Saturday. The prime minister says it could take four months for life to return to normal.

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