Ash from Icelandic volcano for sale online

Other News Materials 4 May 2010 17:12 (UTC +04:00)

Ash from the volcano in Iceland that caused major travel disruptions across Europe recently, is now being sold over the internet, media reports said Tuesday, DPA reported.

"We were approached by someone who wanted a delivery of volcanic ash from Eyjafjallajoekull. Then we started to offer it for sale," Sofus Gustavsson of the Icelandic online shopping site nammi.is told the Norwegian daily Dagbladet.

"We are now delivering ash to the whole world - Australia, the United States, Germany, Finland and Norway," he added.

The company offers the greyish white volcanic ash for about 108 dollars per 160-gram jar.

The money raised is channelled to the voluntary aid and civil defence organization ICE-SAR, which has been involved in clean-up operations after the eruption.

The volcano at the Eyjafjallajoekull glacier, south-east of the capital Reykjavik, erupted in April caused a six-day shutdown of European airspace last month that left hundreds of thousands of passengers stranded and cost airlines billions. dpa lsm bve Author: Lennart Simonsson