La Soufrière Coats Parts of St Vincent in Volcanic Ash

Roads and buildings in parts of St Vincent were filmed coated in ash as the Caribbean island’s La Soufrière volcano continued to erupt on April 19.

This footage, shot by journalist Krystal Hoyte in the fishing village of Chateaubelair, captures the situation in St Vincent’s orange zone.

Later, a vehicle with its emergency lights turned on can be seen driving down a road shrouded in ash.

As of April 19, St Vincent’s National Emergency Management Organisation (NEMO) reported 13,303 people had been displaced because of La Soufrière’s eruption.

The United Nations on April 20 launched a $29.2 million international appeal to “provide immediate lifesaving humanitarian assistance, including clean water, and support a sustainable recovery for everyone impacted.” Credit: Krystal Hoyte via Storyful