Monday, November 8, 2010

Mount Merapi Volcano Eruption Update: Fear of volcanic ash cancels flights to Jakarta, Indonesia

International flights to Indonesia were cancelled after the biggest eruption of the Mount Merapi volcano in a century spewed ash into the atmosphere.

The torrent of ash, lava and rocks has killed 138 people on its slopes in the past two weeks.

Lufthansa, EVA Air, and Philippine Air were among those that canceled flights Sunday to the capital, 280 miles (450 kilometers) west of Merapi. A handful - including Singapore Airlines and Cathay Pacific - were back in the air after suspending service Saturday.

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