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Mount Agung erupts in Bali

Mount Agung sent clouds of ash into the sky in Bali as the volcano erupted multiple times this weekend. The eruptions prompted the evacuation of over 24,000 people and grounded many flights, stranding travelers.

According to Indonesia’s National Disaster Management Authority, the clouds of ash reached over 13,000 feet in height.

“Bali is safe just keep away from disaster prone areas,” the agency said.

Indonesia issued a “red warning,” its highest alert to warn aviation to of the thick clouds of ash. Footage of the eruption can be seen here.

Mount Agung last erupted in February 1963, when it spewed lava over surrounding villages and killing an estimated 1,500 people.

An Instagram user captured this stunning-but-ominous shot:

By Rory Arnold, Staff Writer

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