May 26, 2016
- A D V E R T I S E M E N T
A volcano has erupted in central Costa Rica, belching smoke and ash up to 3,000m (9,840ft) into the air.Hundreds of people have gone to hospital, complaining of breathing difficulties and skin problems.Some schools were shut and some flights into the country cancelled or diverted.People in the capital San Jose, about 45km (30 miles) west of the Turrialba volcano, said layers of ash had coated buildings and cars and there was a fierce smell of sulphur.
The death toll from a volcanic eruption in western Indonesia has climbed to six, an official said Sunday, with fears more could have been trapped by the hot ash.Three people also remain in a critical condition after Mount Sinabung, a highly-active volcano on Sumatra island, unleashed a series of fresh eruptions on Saturday afternoon, disaster agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said.“Nine people were struck by the hot clouds. Six died, and three others remain critical with burns,” he said, adding the injured had been taken to hospital.