Indonesia Closes Bali Airport For Third Day As Ash Spews 4.7 Miles High

The airport for Bali was closed for a third consecutive day on Wednesday due to the growing cloud of volcanic ash from the rumbling Mount Agung volcano, according to Reuters. Thousands have already evacuated the surrounding areas around the mountain but many more were trapped after flights have been called since the volcano started emitting a plume of white and gray ash and smoke last week. Bali’s airport, Indonesia’s second-biggest, will be shut at least until 7 a.m. on Thursday (2300 GMT), the transport ministry said. At least 443 flights, domestic and international, have been affected by the closure of the airport, around 60 km (37 miles) from Mount Agung. Agung towers in the distance…