A house in the Spanish archipelago of the Canary Islands in the Atlantic Ocean has avoided a grim fate, left untouched after lava swept all around it.
This surprised many social media pioneers after they saw the pictures of the “miracle house” and it remained intact, even though lava had destroyed everything around it on the island of La Palma, according to the “Washington Post” newspaper.
The house is owned by a retired Danish couple in their eighties, Inger and Runner Cook, but they have not been able to live in it for nearly two years due to the outbreak of the new Corona virus pandemic.
The wife said in a press statement after seeing her home that she and her husband are grateful that the place where they used to spend holidays remained intact.
As for Ada Monnekendam, who built the house, she explained to the Spanish newspaper “El Monde” that “she was very happy after I saw the pictures of the house,” adding: “I know this house is good, I built it with my husband.”
Residents not only lost their homes but also their livelihoods. According to Reuters, banana farmers quickly stockpiled as much of their crops as possible before evacuating them.
The director of the Producers Association on the island said Sergio Caceres: “15 percent of the island’s annual banana production is at risk.