Volcano forces Costa Rica’s airport to close
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.