19 Apr 2021

St Vincent: ‘I’ve never seen such devastation’ – Island counts cost of volcanic eruption

News Correspondent

The finance minister of St Vincent and the Grenadines has told Channel 4 News his country’s recovery from a volcanic eruption could cost half the nation’s GDP.

The La Soufriere volcano erupted again last night and much of the island remains under a thick layer of ash, with some 12,000 people displaced.

Restoring the full water supply could take months and a year’s worth of crops have been destroyed.

The island lies in the east of the Caribbean Sea.

Our team has travelled around the worst-hit areas in the north and west of the island close to the volcano.