Volcanic Ash Closes Airport in Guatemala

31 May 2010 (Last Updated May 31st, 2010 18:30)

Guatemala closed La Aurora International Airport on 28 May as thick volcanic ash spewed out from the Pacaya volcano. The airport is expected to reopen tomorrow after a clean-up has taken place. Parts of the runway were also hampered by rains from the tropical storm, Agatha, ac

Guatemala closed La Aurora International Airport on 28 May as thick volcanic ash spewed out from the Pacaya volcano.

The airport is expected to reopen tomorrow after a clean-up has taken place.

Parts of the runway were also hampered by rains from the tropical storm, Agatha, according to channelnewsasia.com.

Pacaya's eruption killed two people and forced the evacuation of nearly 2,000 people living in the area.