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World heritage temple in Indonesia closes due to volcanic ash

Friday, February 14, 2014 - 00:51

Feb. 14 - The UNESCO world heritage temple of Borobudur is shrouded in ash after a volcano erupts forcing authorities to close site to visitors. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: The world famous Buddhist temple of Borobudur in Indonesia was closed to visitors on Friday (February 14) and parts of it covered with special material to protect the UNESCO world heritage site after a volcano erupted spewing ash over most of Java Island. The Kelud volcano, more than 240 kilometers east of Borobudur temple erupted late on Thursday night, sending a huge plume of volcanic ash into the air closing seven Java airports. The historic temple underwent major restoration between 1975 and 1982. According to the National Disaster Management Agency, more than 100,000 people have been forced to flee their villages. Indonesia is on the "Pacific Ring of Fire" and has nearly 130 active volcanoes, more than any other country.

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World heritage temple in Indonesia closes due to volcanic ash

Friday, February 14, 2014 - 00:51