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Iceland volcano: Bardarbunga eruption sparks red alert

23 August 2014 Last updated at 23:26 BST

Iceland has issued a red alert to the aviation industry for the Bardarbunga volcano, meaning significant ash emissions are likely.

The Icelandic Met Office has warned that a small eruption under an ice cap has begun at Bardarbunga.

The air space over the site has been closed, but all Icelandic airports currently remain open, authorities say.

Anbarasan Ethirajan reports.

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