Etna's volcanic ash cloud forces flights shutdown

2013-12-16 18:31
Mount Etna eruption (Picture: AP)

Mount Etna eruption (Picture: AP)

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Rome - An ash cloud from Mount Etna's latest spectacular eruption has forced the closure of Catania's airport in eastern Sicily.

Its latest series of eruptions has lasted for weeks now, occasionally causing a change in flight routes. The eruption hasn't forced evacuation of the villages on the mountain's slopes.

Its last major eruption occurred in 1992.

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