Volcano fires up at tourist hot spot

Lava flowing down the south face of the Piton de la Fournaise, or the Peak of the Furnace, yesterday on Reunion Island, a French region in the Indian Ocean. Peaking at 2,632m, Piton de la Fournaise, a tourist hot spot which has erupted several times
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Lava flowing down the south face of the Piton de la Fournaise, or the Peak of the Furnace, yesterday on Reunion Island, a French region in the Indian Ocean. Peaking at 2,632m, Piton de la Fournaise, a tourist hot spot which has erupted several times this year, is one of the world's most active volcanoes and whose massif covers one-third of the island's surface area.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on September 16, 2018, with the headline 'Volcano fires up at tourist hot spot'. Print Edition | Subscribe