Tuesday, 28 November 2017

Indonesian officials shut international airport in Bali for a second day



Indonesian officials have shut the international airport in Bali for a second day, as Mount Agung spews volcanic ash into the atmosphere.

 
Massive plumes of dark ash were seen reaching as high as 3km (2 miles) above the summit of the rumbling volcano, which began erupting last week.


Officials raised the alert to the highest level on Monday, fearing an imminent major eruption.


Up to 100,000 people have been ordered to evacuate the vicinity.


Volcanic ash can damage aeroplane engines or even cause them to fail, and also clogs fuel and cooling systems. Pilot visibility can also be hampered.


Passengers gather at the Gusti Ngurah Rai International airport in Denpasar, Bali on 27 November 2017, after flights were cancelled due to the threat of an eruption by the Mount Agung volcano.





BBC       News.