印尼巴厘岛机场恢复运营

编辑:给力英语新闻 更新:2017年11月29日 作者:美国之音(VOA News)

印尼巴厘岛阿贡山火山喷发的景象 (2017年11月28日)
印尼巴厘岛阿贡山火山喷发的景象 (2017年11月28日)

印尼度假地巴厘岛的天空被大量火山灰笼罩两天后,岛上的国际机场星期三重新开放。

星期一在阿贡山的火山活动中,7600米高的庞大烟柱升入天空。自那时以来,机场一直处于关闭状态。期间400多个进出港航班被取消,数万外国旅客滞留。

火山灰漂浮的方向星期三凌晨终于改变,促使机场官员恢复正常运行。

巴厘岛当局下令生活在阿贡山方圆10公里内的10万人疏散,称担心大爆发随时可能发生。1963年的上次火山爆发造成一千人死亡。

印尼总统维多多下令,军队和所有紧急服务部门向被疏散人员和滞留游客提供帮助。

Bali Airport Reopens as Cloud of Volcanic Ash Lifts

Two days after the skies above the Indonesian resort island of Bali were darkened by a large cloud of volcanic ash, the island's international airport reopened Wednesday.

The airport has been closed since Monday, when activity at nearby Mount Agung sent a large cloud of ash more than 7,600 meters into the air. More than 400 flights in and out of Bali were canceled during that time, and tens of thousands of foreign tourists were left stranded at the facility.

The volcanic ash finally shifted direction earlier Wednesday, prompting airport officials to resume normal operations.

Authorities on Bali have issued an evacuation order for 100,000 people living within a 10 kilometer radius of Mount Agung, citing fears of a major eruption that could happen at any moment. The volcano last erupted in 1963, killing over 1,000 people.

President Joko Widodo has ordered the military and all emergency services to assist with evacuees and stranded tourists.