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Ash from erupting volcano shuts airport in Indonesia’s Bali

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Ash from erupting volcano shuts airport in Indonesia's BaliAsh from a volcanic eruption forced the closure of the international airport on the Indonesian resort island of Bali on Friday, as Mount Agung volcano became active again after a lull since late last year. The airport will stay shut on Friday until 7 pm local time (1100 GMT), and 48 flights had been cancelled affecting 8,334 passengers, including 38 international flights and 10 domestic flights, the disaster mitigation agency said in a statement. The eruption sent an ash column of 2,500 metres (8,200 ft) into the air and a reddish flame was visible in Mount Agung’s crater, Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, a spokesman for the agency said in the statement.