Spain's PM Sanchez pledges 200 million euros for volcano-hit La Palma

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  • Sunday, 03 Oct 2021

FILE PHOTO: Spain's Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez addresses the 76th Session of the U.N. General Assembly in New York City, U.S., September 22, 2021. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz/Pool

MADRID (Reuters) - Spain's Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said on Sunday the government would approve financial support worth 206 million euros ($239 million) to help the island of La Palma recover from the current volcanic eruption.

"Next Tuesday, the Council of Ministers will approve a package of very powerful measures," he told a news conference during a visit to La Palma.

($1 = 0.8625 euros)

(Reporting by Jessica Jones; Editing by David Clarke)

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