Indonesia volcano forces mass evacuation, shuts Bali airport
By FIRDIA LISNAWATI and STEPHEN WRIGHT
The Associated Press
KARANGASEM, Indonesia — Indonesian authorities ordered 100,000 people to flee Monday from an erupting volcano on Bali that forced the island’s international airport to close, stranding large numbers of travelers.
Mount Agung spews volcanic ash into the sky at night on November 27, 2017 in Karangasem, Island of Bali, Indonesia. Indonesian authorities raised the state of alert to its highest level for the volcano, Mount Agung, after thick ash started shooting thousands of meters into the air with increasing intensity. Based on reports, as many as 100,000 villagers will need to leave the expanded danger zone while tens of thousands of tourists have been stranded due to airport closures. (Photo by Andri Tambunan/Getty Images)
A family on a motorcycle passes by the Mount Agung volcano erupting in the background in Karangasem, Indonesia, Monday, Nov. 27, 2017. Indonesia authorities raised the alert for the rumbling volcano to highest level on Monday and closed the international airport on tourist island of Bali stranding thousands of travelers. (AP Photo/Firdia Lisnawati)