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Mount Agung volcano erupts in Bali

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Staff Writer | Wednesday November 22, 2017 2:28AM ET
Mount Agung volcano erupts in Bali
Nature   Mount Agung belched smoke as high as 700 metres

Thousands living in the shadow of a rumbling volcano on Indonesia’s Bali fled Wednesday as fears grow that it could erupt for the first time in more than 50 years.


Mount Agung belched smoke as high as 700 metres above its summit late Tuesday afternoon, sparking an exodus from the settlements near the mountain.

Nearly 1,600 people died when Mt. Agung last erupted in 1963.

It stirred to life again in September, prompting about 140,000 people to leave the area. Many returned home after the volcano’s activity waned, but thousands are now fleeing again.

Some 30,000 people remain displaced, officials said.

 

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