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Karangasem - Australian tourists who complained about being stranded on tropical Bali when volcanic ash closed its airport have been roasted online as out of touch with the hardships faced by Indonesians forced to flee their homes.

Bali's airport reopened Wednesday after being closed for two-and-a-half days and thousands of tourists are now leaving the island famous for its lush green interior, surf beaches and relaxed vibe.

UPDATE: SA writer trapped in 'paradise', fears the worst for locals in Bali volcano danger zone

Mount Agung, which has been gushing huge columns of black ash since Saturday and glowing red at night, remains at its highest alert level. Explosions within the crater can be heard kilometers away and tremors occasionally shake the surrounding region.

Agung's last major eruption, in 1963, killed about 1,100 people.

AirAsia released a statement indicating that the airline will only be operating daytime flights, due to lack of visibility at night.

[Press release] AirAsia Statement on Limited Operations to Bali/Lombok pic.twitter.com/MTnomqKJLY

- AirAsia (@AirAsia) December 1, 2017

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Source: News24

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