The volcano on the Cape Verde island of Fogo erupted with renewed force Friday, dashing hopes that the fiery lava flow which has emptied villages and scorched acres of farmland might be cooling.
No casualties have been reported since the volcano erupted April 3 for the first time in 44 years.
But lava has crept to within 400 yards of the town of Portela and its wine co-operative, a major revenue earner on the small island off Africa’s Atlantic coast.
After a two-day lull, the volcano has resumed pouring lava toward the populous coast at a speed of about five to eight yards an hour.
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