30 Sep '17, 10pm

Race to save thousands of animals from Bali volcano

KARANGASEM (Indonesia) • Volunteers are risking their lives to save tens of thousands of animals left at the mercy of a rumbling volcano on the tourist island of Bali, making perilous trips into the red zone to relocate them. Mount Agung, about 75km from the resort hub of Kuta, has been shaking since August, causing some 144,000 people to evacuate their homes over the past week as experts warn an eruption could be imminent. The sheer number of evacuees led officials yesterday to urge those who live outside the immediate danger zone to return home. But even as evacuees have been streaming into the temporary shelters in recent weeks, thousands of animals have been left in the danger zone, the area most at risk of the volcano's cascading ash and hot gas. Ms Vio Verandhini's organisation is one of several that have formed a response unit making dangerous trips into the red zon...

Full article: http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/se-asia/race-to-save-tho...

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