Cape Verde Residents Evacuated as Volcano Erupts
A large plume of smoke was seen rising over the Pico do Fogo volcano, starting on Sunday.
It is the first time the volcano on the island of Fogo has erupted since 1995.
The Cape Verde government said civil protection workers and military were being sent to Fogo to help. There have been no reports of casualties.
Officials said the signs were that the eruption was bigger than the last one, 19 years ago.
They have warned that the situation is likely to deteriorate.
Some of the displaced families will be housed in accommodation built for those evacuated in 1995.
Other will be offered temporary shelter in “ready-made” homes, the government said.