Warnings of Bali volcano eruption spark exodus
Warnings that the Mount Agung volcano on the Indonesian tourist island of Bali will erupt have sparked an exodus of nearly 100,000 people that is likely to continue to swell.
Images from the Associated Press show villagers living within a high-danger zone, that in places extends 12 kilometres (7.5 miles) from the crater, have been evacuated, and others farther away are also leaving. Indonesian President Joko 'Jokowi' Widodo visited a sports centre serving as temporary accommodation in a district south of the volcano yesterday.
The region is being rattled daily by hundreds of tremors from the mountain, which volcanologists say indicates a high chance of an eruption. Mount Agung last erupted in 1963, killing about 1,100 people.