Flights to Indonesia restart

Although Indonesia’s deadly Mount Merapi volcano continued to spit out towering clouds of ash, clear skies over the capital Jakarta  hundreds of kilometres to the west – meant that international airlines could resume flights yesterday.The official death toll was revised upward this week to 194 as the authorities included those who died from respiratory problems, heart attacks and other illnessesThe notoriously unpredictable mountain, located in the heart of Java island, roared back to life two weeks ago, spewing searing clouds of grey soot and debris up to six kilometres into the air almost daily, with lava and rock cascading down its slopes. AP

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