New Delhi: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj had everyone in splits when she
said that she will have to consult a volcano in Indonesia. She gave this reply to an Indian who queried whether the government had any advisory for tourists visiting
Bali, a southeast Asian nation.
Sushil Rai had tweeted that, “is it safe to travel bali. We have a bali trip on 11.08.18 to 17.08.18. Is it safe? Is their ny advisory has been issued by our govt. Kindly guide us soon.”
To this, Sushma Swaraj replied, “I will have to consult the volcano there”.
I will have to consult the volcano there. https://t.co/bv2atzWtZg
— Sushma Swaraj (@SushmaSwaraj) August 8, 2018
Mount Agung in Indonesia’s Bali island erupted on July 3. It is a popular destination for Indians.
Since June 28, Indonesia’s Centre for Volcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation said the eruption had lasted under two minutes, with the plume has recorded increased volcanic activity from the mountain, which has erupted several times with different intensities since late last year.
The eruption of Agung led to the closure of three airports, including the one in Bali, affecting 446 flights and stranded more than 74,000 passengers.