St Vincent volcanic eruptions and ash to fall for the coming days

The Caribbean island of St Vincent is likely to see further volcanic eruptions and ash fall over the coming days.

The La Soufrière volcano first erupted on Friday, blanketing the island in a layer of ash and forcing more than 16,000 people to evacuate their homes.

Smaller explosions continued over the weekend, triggering widespread outages of electricity and water supplies.

Emergency officials have described the landscape as a “battle zone”.