Thousands of passengers were stranded in Costa Rica because of the eruption of the volcano Turrialba. He throws ash to a height of 4 km, which is dangerous for flights.
The capital airport in San Jose is closed. Awake the mountain just 36 km from the city. Cancelled hundreds of international and domestic flights including 9 American companies, including such major as "American Airlines" and "Delta". On the runway a layer of ash. Tourists fear that they will have to spend more than 1 day.
Eyewitnesses have uploaded footage of the eruption of a volcano in the Internet. The country was shrouded in smoke, clouds of ash reached 4 km on the main roads was paralyzed. Visibility dropped to almost zero. The machine was covered with layer of volcanic dust. She, by the way, can be harmful to health, therefore, doctors recommended to local residents not to go outside and wear a respirator. Some local residents were evacuated. The affected messages are not. Experts note the growing activity of the volcano and the fear that she may become destructive for the economy.
Turrialba is the largest and most active volcano in Costa Rica. The last time it erupted in may of last year.
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