Canary Islands. 'Miracle house' escapes lava from an erupting volcano

24 Sep 2021 | by Tiffany Davenport

Social media users have dubbed a Canary Islands residence a "miracle house" after it escaped molten lava from an erupting volcano.

Canary Islands. 'Miracle house' escapes lava  from an erupting volcano

It is owned by a retired Danish couple, who have not visited the house since the pandemic began, according to Spanish news outlet El Mundo.

Ada Monnikendam, who built the house with her husband, said she had spoken to the couple, who told her that they were relieved it was still standing.

"Butthey don't want to talk to anyone because they won't stop crying,” she said, as the couple have friends who have lost everything due to the eruption.

The volcano on Spain’s La Palma started erupting on Sunday, with more than 200 homes destroyed and about 6,000 people evacuated.

The lava, which is still advancing, has engulfed houses, schools and some banana plantations.