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Bali volcano latest: Airport closure CHAOS – 60,000 stranded as Mount Agung eruption looms

THE CLOSURE of Bali’s main airport has left around 60,000 tourists stranded on the island after the volcano alert for Mount Agung was raised to its highest level, prompting fears of a major eruption at any moment.

All flights to and from Denpasar International Airport were cancelled at 7am local time (11pm Sunday GMT) and the airport will remain closed until further notice.

At least 445 flights were disrupted after Mount Agung began spewing smoke and ash into the sky, leaving 59,000 passengers stranded on the island.

The National Disaster Mitigation Agency (NDMA) said Bali’s airport had closed for 24 hours and authorities would discuss reopening it on Tuesday after evaluating the situation.

Images have emerged revealing chaotic scenes at the airport, with long queues of passengers trying to find out when they will be able to fly home.

Meanwhile, tourists hoping to travel to Bali have been left stranded at airports across the world.

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