Volcano eruption forces closure of busy Bali airport

Volcanic ash seen from Mount Rinjani on the Indonesian island of Lombok October 25, 2015. Indonesia closed Bali airport, until November 5, 2015 due to volcanic eruptions on Mount Rinjani. — Reuters pic
Volcanic ash seen from Mount Rinjani on the Indonesian island of Lombok October 25, 2015. Indonesia closed Bali airport, until November 5, 2015 due to volcanic eruptions on Mount Rinjani. — Reuters pic

JAKARTA, Nov 4 — Indonesia closed Bali airport, one of the country's busiest international terminals, until tomorrow due to volcanic eruptions on Mount Rinjani on a nearby island, meteorological agency said today.

Ngurah Rai airport in Bali and Selaparang airport in West Nusa Tenggara will be closed until tomorrow and the situation will be re-evaluated before reopening, Indonesia's meteorological agency said in a statement.

“Tremors due to volcanic activities are continously recorded and potential of more eruption is still high,” it said. Mount Rinjani has been spewing ashes since last weekend.

Tens of thousands of travellers in Bali were stranded in July when the resort island's airport was closed due to volcanic eruptions on Mount Raung in East Java. — Reuters

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