Bali volcano eruption alert raised to highest level

by VTV427 November 2017 Last updated at 16:52 PM

VTV.vn - Indonesian authorities raised the alert for a rumbling volcano on Bali to the highest level on Monday, forcing villagers to leave their homes and move to an evacuation centre.

Mount Agung has been hurling clouds of white and dark gray ash about 3,000 metres into the atmosphere since the weekend.

The exclusion zone around the crater was widened to 10 kilometers. Ash has settled on villages and resorts around the volcano / and soldiers and police distributed masks on the weekend. The island's airport has now closed, leaving thousands stranded in the tourist hotspot.The volcano's last major eruption in 1963 killed about 1,100 people.

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