Bali, November 26: For the second time in this week, Mount Agung Volcano in Bali erupted on Saturday evening and three times early Sunday. While more than 25000 evacuees are unable to return to their home, AirAsia has canceled 32 flights to and from Bali and Lombok. Around 2000 passengers were stranded at Bali airport.
"It is still spewing ash at the moment, but we need to monitor and be cautious over the possibility of a strong, explosive eruption," an official at the country’s volcanology and geological disaster mitigation agency said. The activity of Mount Agung has entered the magmatic eruption phase. Due to the emission of ash, a red alert has been issued.
Several people in the area highly depend on Tourism. They are worried about its economic impact. In addition to that, the volcano is Bali’s highest peak and a popular hiking destination for tourist.