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Thousands of Santas Stage Madrid Charity Run for Volcano-Hit La Palma | World News

MADRID (Reuters) – Thousands of individuals dressed as Santa Claus took half in a charity run via Madrid on Sunday to lift cash for individuals affected by a three-month volcanic eruption on the Spanish island of La Palma.

Decked out in traditional crimson and white outfits, the runners set off in a flurry of faux snow alongside the Paseo de la Castellana, a significant boulevard via the town centre.

Some runners swapped Santa’s conventional crimson trousers for extra sporty shorts, whereas many wore face masks as a coronavirus precaution.

“You should attempt to watch out, particularly near Christmas,” mentioned Teresa, collaborating along with her colleagues, who have been all carrying face masks.

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Thousands of individuals have been evacuated, a minimum of 2,910 buildings have been destroyed and banana plantations have been devastated on La Palma, an island within the Canaries. The Cumbre Vieja volcano started spewing streams of molten lava in September, however scientists mentioned final week the eruption might be coming to an finish.

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(Reporting by Michael Gore and Elena Rodriguez; Writing by Jessica Jones; Editing by Frances Kerry)

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