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Indonesia: Volcanic eruption on Java leads to airport closures, flight cancellations

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The volcanic eruption of Mount Kelud on Java, Indonesia, has led to airlines cancelling flights and residents fleeing the region, reported Bloomberg.

A transport ministry spokesman said airports in Surabaya, Solo and Yogyakarta were closed as the volcanic ash had become very thick, adding that the ministry has asked pilots to avoid passing through the region. The East Java province, where the volcano is located, has several sugar and coffee plantations and cigarette factories.

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