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Nearly 144,000 flee Bali volcano

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The number of people escaping rumbling Bali volcano has risen to nearly 144,000.

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The local authority has established early warning system devices as eruption is imminent, a senior official of the national disaster management agency said Saturday.

Mount Agung volcano of 3,031 meters high in Karang Asem district is on the top alert level with continuing hike of seismic activities.

Spokesman of the national disaster management agency Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said that the evacuees take shelters at 471 evacuation centers in nine districts.

To immediately disseminate information to the people when the eruption takes place, he said that sirens have been installed in six spots around the dangerous zone, the system known as iCast Rapid Deployement Notification System (iRaditid).

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