Bali Volcano Threatens to Erupt, Indonesia Raises Alert Level
120,000 people flee as Bali volcano threatens to blow
Sports centres and hundreds of other buildings are being converted into temporary shelters as villagers flee the danger zone.
Hundreds of tremors are being recorded daily at Mount Agung, which is said to have entered a “critical phase”.
Officials said around 122,500 people have been evacuated from the region and given shelter in temporary camps, sports centres and hundreds of other public buildings on the Indonesian island.
Since Friday, the volcano has been at its highest alert level – prompting authorities to establish a 7.5 mile exclusion zone.
More than 1,100 people were killed the last time Mount Agung erupted in 1963.
Nengah Bunter was among those who witnessed the disaster and has been evacuated amid fresh fears of an eruption.
The 70-year-old said: “At night everything was shaking because of the earthquake, I evacuated on foot through dusty roads.
“Mount Agung had been erupting for three months when the government evacuated us. The lava and rocks had already been flowing near my house.”