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Saint Vincent volcano: Island awakes to ash and sulphur smell

Saint Vincent volcano: Island awakes to ash and sulphur smell

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Inhabitants of the Caribbean island of St Vincent have woken up to "extremely heavy ash fall and sulphur smells" after Friday's eruption of the La Soufrière volcano.Emergency management officials said the volcano's emissions had advanced to the country's capital Kingstown.Witnesses said the volcano was still rumbling and emitting dark clouds of ash thousands of metres into the air.La Soufrière, dormant for decades, started to become active in December.Thousands of people have been forced out of their homes, and on Thursday Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves urged more than 16,000 residents in "red zones" to evacuate.Ash fall has been recorded as far from the volcano as Argyle International Airport some 20 km (12 miles) away, St Vincent's National Emergency Management Organisation (Nemo SVG) sa...