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Icelandic volcano erupts again


Iceland’s most active volcano has erupted again on Saturday but officials downplayed the chance of a repeat of last year’s travel chaos.

Grimsvotn in southeast Iceland hurled white smoke into the air. It last erupted in 2004.

The country’s civil aviation authority has imposed a flight ban zone of 222 kilometres around the area.

Last year, Iceland’s Eyjafjallajoekull erupted and spewed an ash cloud across Europe.

That led to the largest airspace closure since the Second World War, forcing thousands of flights to be cancelled amid fears the dust would damage aircraft engines.

An estimated 10 million people had their travel plans disrupted.

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