Print Edition - 2017-09-27  |  National News Digest

Food aid sent to Bali as 57,000 flee volcano

Karangasem (Indonesia)

Sep 27, 2017-

Vehicles laden with food, masks and bedding have been dispatched to help more than 57,000 people who have fled a volcano on the tourist island of Bali, as rising magma and increased tremors fuel fears of an imminent eruption. Mount Agung, about 75 kilometres from the Indonesian tourist hub of Kuta, has been rumbling since August, threatening to erupt for the first time since 1963. “The chance that an eruption will happen is quite big. But it cannot be predicted when it will happen,” Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, spokesman for the disaster mitigation agency, said. '

Published: 27-09-2017 07:06

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