Jogja Covered Volcanic Ash
Category : News ; Saturday, 30 October 2010, Read: 2366 time

Jogja Covered Volcanic AshVolcanic ash by the eruption of Mount Merapi, which occurred early in the morning looking over the city of Yogyakarta. In the region of Yogyakarta, volcanic ash about two centimeters (cm) is starting to look at Jalan Urip Sumoharjo, Saturday morning.

Thickness of volcanic ash to make road users, especially people who use motorcycles or other open vehicles must wear masks to avoid inhalation of volcanic ash.

Volcanic ash visible thickening around Tugu Yogyakarta and almost the entire road is closed so it looks white volcanic ash, including the roof of the building.

"We encourage people to prepare and use a mask covering the nose and eyes while on the move to avoid volcanic ash for health," said Health Promotion Section Chief Edi Sunantyo Ferry, City Health Office Yogyakarta.

In addition, he also appealed to people who have children do not need to leave home to avoid inhalation of volcanic ash.

"For food traders in the market are also asked to close the food it sells for is not exposed to volcanic ash," he said.

Volcanic dust will cause respiratory tract infections and sore in the eye.

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