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Indonesia re-opens Bali airport as wind clears volcanic ash

President Joko Widodo begged villagers living in a danger zone around the volcano to move to emergency centres

Reuters  |  Denpasar [Indonesia] 

The airport on the Indonesian holiday island of Bali reopened on Wednesday as wind blew away ash and smoke spewed out by a volcano, giving airlines a window to get stranded tourists out and authorities more time to urge villagers to move to safety. Operations at the airport - the second-busiest in Indonesia - have been disrupted since the weekend when Mount Agung, in east Bali, began belching out huge clouds of smoke and ash, and authorities warned of an "imminent threat" of a major eruption. "Bali's international airport started operating normally," ...

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First Published: Wed, November 29 2017. 16:57 IST