SURABAYA: Volcanic ash from a major eruption in Indonesia shrouded a large swath of the country’s most densely populated island on Friday and closed three international airports.
Local media reported two people were killed when parts of their homes collapsed after Mount Kelud’s explosive eruption overnight.
The initial blasts sent millions of cubic meters of dust and rocks into the atmosphere, according to the country’s disaster agency, and could be heard up to 200 kilometers away.
Ash up to an inch deep covered Surabaya, the country’s second-largest city, and even farther afield in Jogyakarta, where motorists switched on headlights in daylight.
TV footage from towns closer to the peak showed cattle covered in ash.
Transport Ministry spokesman Bambang Ervan said Jogyakarta, Solo and Surabaya airports were closed due to reduced visibility and the dangers posed to aircraft engines by ash.
The country’s disaster agency said tremors were still wracking the volcano, but scientists didn’t expect another major eruption.
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