Volcanos

Mount Agung on Bali Erupts

Indonesia’s disaster mitigation agency said 40,000 people had been evacuated from near Bali’s erupting Mount Agung volcano, but tens of thousands still needed to move with an imminent large eruption warning issued on Monday.

Indonesia on Tuesday extended the closure of the airport on Bali as ash from a volcano swept the island, stranding thousands of tourists as authorities tried to persuade villagers to leave their homes near the erupting mountain.

The airport on Lombok island, to the east of Bali, has since been reopened, authorities said, as wind blew ash westward, toward the southern coast of Java island.

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