Bali Airport Reopens after Mount Agung Eruption

Ngurah Rai Airport reopens after closure due to Mt Agung eruption.

Denpasar, MINA – Flights have resumed from the international airport in Bali after three days of disruption caused by a volcanic ash cloud, officials say, the BBC reports.

Layers of ash settled on houses and fields on the Indonesian island after an eruption of Mount Agung.

Up to 100,000 people were ordered to evacuate the vicinity and thousands of tourists have been stranded.

The airport might have to close again if the wind changed direction, officials said.

Not all local people have left – some have insisted on waiting until lava from the crater heads their way.

Officials raised the alert to the highest level on Monday, fearing an imminent major eruption.

They said that although the airport reopened from 15:00 local time (07:00 GMT), it remained necessary constantly to monitor the situation on the ground. (T/RS5/RS1)

Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)