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Barbados: Ashfall Darkens Island’s Skies


(Barbados Today) Gloom has settled over the land, as Barbadians woke up to deeply overcast skies – the fallout of a plume of ash from the erupting La Soufriere volcano in neighbouring St Vincent.

The ashfall triggered the closure of the airport and air quality health warnings from the authorities, as the pall cast over the island triggered memories of the volcano’s last major eruption exactly 42 years ago.

Residents in north and western parishes particularly St Lucy and St Peter describe a fine black dust settling on outdoor surfaces.

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