President Ali Abdullah Saleh of Yemen toured over the devastated Jabal al-Tair Island aboard a helicopter.

The island is 70 miles into the Red Sea, which was hit by strong volcanic activities including eruptions since Sunday evening that killed 3 Yemeni soldiers .

President Saleh checked the process of rescue and evacuation of soldiers who were camped in the island. 

He also paid a visit to Hodeidah Military Hospital to get to see for firsthand the conditions of the survivors who are being treated at the hospital, four of them are seriously injured.

Three of the soldiers died burnt in lava while four others are still missing.

According to Yemen News Agency, Saleh highly appreciated efforts of the Coastguard in evacuation and rescue of soliders in the island.

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