Volcanic ash may delay presidential burial in Poland

2010-04-16 09:59

The funeral of Polish president Lech Kaczynski, which is planned

for Sunday, may be delayed after the closure of Polish air space due to volcanic


“I think it’s a very serious (possibility), which must be taken

into consideration,” presidential aide Jacek Sasin told Poland’s RMF commercial


Kaczynski was among 96 people killed in a plane crash last

Saturday. Dozens of foreign dignitaries, including US President Barack Obama,

are scheduled to attend the funeral in the southern city of Krakow.

Poland closed most of its air space today, with the exception of

Krakow and Rzeszow airports, because of a cloud of ash spreading from an

Icelandic volcano.

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