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Bali’s Mount Agung erupts, spewing smoke and ash high into the sky

A volcano spewing clouds of ash has plunged the Indonesian island of Bali into crisis.

Bali, which welcomed almost 5 million foreign visitors last year, is struggling to deal with the chaos wrought by Mount Agung in recent days.

Airlines were issued a red warning about volcanic ash in Bali, Indonesia, on November 26, as Mount Agung continued to emit a plume of smoke and ash into the sky, local media reported.

Mt. Agung volcano erupted a second time in a week on Saturday afternoon, prompting many airlines to cancel or divert their flights later that night, ABC reported.

This footage was filmed around 6 AM on November 26.

The first part of the video shows drone footage of the volcano spewing ash, while at 0:54, a time lapse of the volcano can be seen. The final part of the footage, seen from 1:16 in the video, shows the sun rising as the ash and smoke rise from the volcano.

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