Panic on Bali holiday island as 122,000 people flee the island fearing ‘smoking and rumbling’ volcano could erupt at ANY TIME killing thousands

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Some 122,000 people have fled Mount Agung’s danger zone, which lies 75 km away from the island’s beach resort Kuta, officials have claimed.

 Mount Agung, which has been shaking since August, is at the brink of erupting

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Mount Agung, which has been shaking since August, is at the brink of erupting

Officials at an evacuation centre in Klungkung district said 122,490 people had left their homes, taking refuge at nearly 500 makeshift shelters or moving in with relatives.

Around 62,000 people lived in the danger zone before the evacuations, according to Indonesia’s disaster mitigation agency, but residents just outside the area have also left their homes out of fear.

Disaster agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said: “In general the evacuation is going well, the logistics supply is sufficient for the evacuees’ needs.”

Around 10,000 animals have also been evacuated from the flanks of the volcano.

Officials estimated there are at least 30,000 cows within a 12-kilometre radius of the volcano.

Mount Agung last erupted in 1963, killing nearly 1,600 people.

 Mount Agung which lies near Bali's busy tourist hub, Kuta, has been shaking since August

Mount Agung which lies near Bali’s busy tourist hub, Kuta, has been shaking since August
 Villagers who lived in the danger zone, rest at a temporary evacuation centre

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Villagers who lived in the danger zone, rest at a temporary evacuation centre
 A woman holds her child inside a temporary evacuation centre

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A woman holds her child inside a temporary evacuation centre
 A little boy plays in the newly assembled portable showers at the temp evacuation centre

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A little boy plays in the newly assembled portable showers at the temp evacuation centre
 Evacuees received face masks, mattresses, blankets and tents from Indonesia's national disaster agency

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Evacuees received face masks, mattresses, blankets and tents from Indonesia’s national disaster agency
 Stacks of aid supplies about to be delivered to the temporary evacuation centres

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Stacks of aid supplies about to be delivered to the temporary evacuation centres
 Aid supplies also include rice, oil, instant noodles, sugar and vegetables

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Aid supplies also include rice, oil, instant noodles, sugar and vegetables
 Mount Agung was highly active on Thursday, recording 125 volcanic earthquakes in six hours

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Mount Agung was highly active on Thursday, recording 125 volcanic earthquakes in six hours
 Motorists look on at the smoking volcano which is at the brink of erupting

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Motorists look on at the smoking volcano which is at the brink of erupting

Earlier this week, Indonesia’s national disaster agency sent face masks, mattresses, blankets and tents for evacuees.

The airport in Bali’s capital Denpasar, through which millions of foreign tourists pass every year, has not been affected.

 Locals pack their animals into trucks

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Locals pack their animals into trucks
 Approximately 10,000 cattle have been evacuated

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Approximately 10,000 cattle have been evacuated
 Officials estimate at least 30,000 cattle are in the volcano's danger zone

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Officials estimate at least 30,000 cattle are in the volcano’s danger zone
 Evacuee children are driven to a temporary school

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Evacuee children are driven to a temporary school
 Locals at a shelter in Penuktukan village patiently wait for aid supplies

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Locals at a shelter in Penuktukan village patiently wait for aid supplies
 Five mobile sirens have been installed around the volcano's danger zone to warn locals of an eruption

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Five mobile sirens have been installed around the volcano’s danger zone to warn locals of an eruption

But several countries including Australia and Singapore have issued a travel warnings.

Mount Agung was highly active on Thursday, recording 125 volcanic earthquakes in six hours.


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