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Rumbling volcano triggers evacuation in Bali

Monday, September 25, 2017 - 01:11

Tens of thousands of Indonesians evacuate on the holiday resort island of Bali as Mount Agung continues to smolder. Officials warning it could erupt at any time. Eve Johnson reports.

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Nearly 35,000 people have been evacuated as Bali's volcano Mount Agung smolders, threatening to erupt at any time. Strong tremors have been rattling parts of Indonesia's most popular holiday island. Experts say it's a sign magma is rising to the surface of the volcano. Villagers living nearby have been gathering at local temples to pray for protection Tourists spots are still operating normally, although officials have roped off a seven mile exclusion zone around the crater and raised the highest level of volcano alert. Medical teams are tending to evacuees in makeshift camps, among them pregnant women and the elderly. Mount Agung has a deadly history. It erupted in the early 1960s killing more than a thousand people.

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Rumbling volcano triggers evacuation in Bali

Monday, September 25, 2017 - 01:11