Friday, July 10, 2015

Five Indonesia airports closed as volcano erupts

Indonesian authorities have shut five airports, including on the popular holiday islands of Bali and Lombok, because of a volcanic eruption, causing about 250 flights to be cancelled and stranding thousands of holidaymakers.                       
Mount Raung in East Java has been erupting for nearly a week, spewing clouds of ash.
"I can't say at this time how many passengers have been affected," said Farid Indra Nugraha, a spokesman for airport operator Angkasa Pura 1.
National flag carrier Garuda Indonesia cancelled all its flights to and from the affected airports, it said on its official Twitter account.
Indonesia has dozens of active volcanoes and straddles major tectonic fault lines known as the “Ring of Fire” between the Pacific and Indian oceans.

1 comment :

  1. Honestly, we’re blessed in Nigeria. We hardly experience natural disaster here