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Indonesia: flights resume amid fears of impact on tourist trade

As Mount Agung smoulders, Bali residents fear a negative impact on local industry.

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Indonesia: flights resume amid fears of impact on tourist trade

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Flights have resumed between Bali and Australian airports after a lingering volcanic ash cloud left thousands stranded.

Tourists are making their way off the Indonesian island, but for those living near the smouldering Mount Agung, there are fears about the impact on the tourism and agriculture industries.

Prayers were said at a temple on the slopes of the volcano.

Among those who’ve evacuated the area are residents who survived the last eruption, in 1963. Over 1,000 people died when rock and ash were spewed to hei ghts of 25km above the crater.

Indonesia has the highest number of volcanos in the world, with 127 active peaks.