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Three airports closed in Indonesia after volcanic eruption

Published on Feb 14, 2014 10:49 AM
 
A woman gestures during the evacuation in Malang, East Java province, on Feb 14, 2014. A volcanic eruption in East Java, Indonesia, showered ash and debris over parts of densely populated east and central Java, resulting in the closure of three airports, the National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) said on Friday. -- PHOTO: AFP

JAKARTA (REUTERS) - A volcanic eruption in East Java, Indonesia, showered ash and debris over parts of densely populated east and central Java, resulting in the closure of three airports, the National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) said on Friday.

There have been no confirmed deaths from the eruption by Mount Kelud on Thursday, BNPB spokesman Sutopo Nugroho said.

He said his team was trying to verify reports of two deaths.

"Juanda Airport in Surabaya, Adisumarmo Airport in Solo and Adisucipto Airport in Yogyakarta are still closed," Sutopo said.

 
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