Monday flights on schedule as Bali volcano erupts

Jakarta: Mount Agung on Indonesia’s resort island of Bali has erupted again, spewing volcanic ash into the sky to a height of two kilometres, according to officials.

The eruption comes as Australians flock to the island for school holidays but flights have not been impacted, with Denpasar airport still operational.

The active volcano erupted at 3.21am Sunday, and a thick ash column was blown to the south-west, causing a drizzle of volcanic ash in Karangasem, Bangli and Klunglung districts, said Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, a spokesman for the national disaster mitigation agency.

There were no immediate reports of casualties, but the volcano’s status remains on alert, or level three of four possible levels, and authorities continue to impose a 4-kilometre exclusion zone.




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