After the volcano alert was raised to the highest level in Bali, the Indian Mission there is providing aid to Indians in trouble.
The Mount Agung volcano in Bali, Indonesia, has been seen spewing smoke and ashes for more than a week and the alert has been raised to the highest level now. The plumes have now reached as high as three kilometres above the summit, and people have been asked to evacuate the surrounding area.
While the local authorities are at work and providing necessary aid, the Indian consulate in Bali too has opened a help desk at the city airport to provide any assistance to Indians. Airports in Bali have been shut for a second day.
Indian external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj has said she was monitoring the situation closely and that the Indian Mission there would provide assistance to Indians requiring help.
— Sushma Swaraj (@SushmaSwaraj) November 27, 2017
I have just spoken to Pradeep Rawat Indian Ambassador in Jakarta @IndianEmbJkt. We have set up a facilitation centre at the airport and are providing assistance to the stranded Indian nationals there. I am in constant touch with our mission. @cgibali
— Sushma Swaraj (@SushmaSwaraj) November 28, 2017
Bali is a popular tourist destination, and the airport there has been shut keeping in mind the damage volcanic ash can cause to aeroplane engines.