Monday, 27 November 2017

Bali volcano alert raised to highest level



Around 100,000 people near Bali's Mount Agung have been ordered to evacuate as officials fear a major eruption.

 
Indonesian authorities have raised the state of alert to its highest level, and expanded the exclusion zone around the rumbling volcano.


The island's airport has now closed, leaving thousands stranded in the tourist hotspot.


Authorities say dark smoke and ash have been billowing up to 3,400m (11,150ft) above the mountain's summit.


Officials have warned residents to stay away from rock and debris flows known as lahars, which have been spotted flowing down from the mountain.





BBC         News.