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100,000 evacuated in Indonesia as volcano erupts

More than 100,000 people have fled their homes across Indonesia's most densely populated island, Java. Flights have been grounded and seven airports have been closed.

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Passengers stranded as flights grounded across Java

The ash from the eruption of Mount Kelud has submerged planes and grounded flights. Credit: Reuters

Flights across Java in Indonesia have been grounded and seven airports have been closed after a volcanic eruption yesterday evening.

Seven airports across Indonesia's most densely populated island have been closed, and thousands of passengers remain stranded.

Planes have been grounded across Java, and seven airports have been shut. Credit: Reuters

The only major airports still operating on Java are two in the capital, Jakarta.

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