| Hawaii Kilauea volcano eruption: Two dozen homes destroyed, more threatened, as tourists and locals told to leave
THE destructive force of the Kilauea volcano is far from over as hazardous fumes continued to flow four days after it erupted on Hawaii’s Big Island.
MORE than two dozen homes have been destroyed and dozens more are threatened by red-hot lava seeping from the Kilauea volcano, the most active in Hawaii, civil defence officials said.
Evacuation orders remained in place overnight for hundreds of residents of the Leilani Estates and Lanipuna Gardens areas in the eastern part of Hawaii’s Big Island.
Hawaii’s Civil Defense Agency, in its latest update, said 26 homes have been destroyed by lava oozing up from fissures in the ground.