A volcano has erupted on the island where suspected MH370 wreckage was found, sparking fears it could hamper the investigation.
The government of La Reunion imposed a ban on access to the Piton de la Fournaise volcano, including by helicopter, after an eruption at 10am local time this morning.
It is not clear how severe the eruption was, but it could make it impossible to carry out air searches for more debris in the hunt for the missing Malaysia Airlines plane.
Piton de la Fournaise has erupted twice this year, with the effects lasting for some days on each occasion.
To add to the island's misfortune, it has also emerged that there have been 18 shark attacks - seven of them fatal - in the last four years.
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