Vol­cano forces Costa Rica’s air­port to close

The Myanmar Times - - World -

Costa Rica sus­pended op­er­a­tions at the San Jose In­ter­na­tional air­port af­ter the nearby Tur­ri­alba vol­cano erupted, send­ing a thick ash cloud into the sky. The air­port was tem­po­rar­ily closed be­cause the vol­canic ash could cause prob­lems for planes, the civil avi­a­tion author­ity said. Air­port sources said eight ap­proach­ing flights were di­verted, some to the north of the coun­try and oth­ers to El Sal­vador. Tur­ri­alba erupted twice on Septem­ber 19, first at dawn and again just be­fore noon. The vol­cano stands 35 kilo­me­tres (20 miles) from the cap­i­tal.

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