& # 39; Reckless tourists & # 39; beaten for taking smiling selfies while sitting on the edge of a notorious VOLCANO that broke out just three days later
- Footage was filmed on infamous and active volcano Mount Agung in Indonesia
- Recorded on April 18, it shows backpackers posing for selfies above the volcano
- It broke loose three days later and sent a huge volcanic ash cloud into the air
This is the moment when two reckless backpackers dangled their feet over the edge of an active volcano that broke out just three days later.
The footage was filmed on the infamous Mount Agung in Bali, Indonesia, with the volcano erupting on Sunday morning and a volcanic ash cloud sending into the sky and causing delays.
The images of the backpackers were taken three days before the eruption on April 18 and it shows them laughing and making a joke as they pose for selfies above the active volcano.
The Indonesian disaster agency slammed the tourists, posted the images on social media and emphasized how they ignored signs that said there was a three-mile exclusion zone around the site.
National boss of the disaster relief agency Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said: & # 39; Although all activities are already prohibited within a radius of four kilometers from the crater, there are still tourists and guides recklessly going to the crater & # 39 ;, wrote he.
& # 39; It is extremely dangerous because Mount Agung could erupt at any time. & # 39;
Mount Agung erupted early on Sunday morning around 3:21 am, causing a volcanic ash cloud to fly into the air and creating fear of delays.
Authorities maintain an exclusion zone of four kilometers around the mountain amid concerns about further explosions.
The two tourists filmed themselves and dangled their feet over the edge of the notorious volcano
They took selfies and posed for photos and seemed completely unaffected by the dangerous volcano – which broke out three days later
The Indonesian authorities said that the main airport of Bali, Ngurah Rai International Airport, was not affected by the eruption.
But the constant activity of the volcano ensures that thousands of travelers can be stranded on the holiday island.
In a later tweet, Nugroho added: & # 39; This is a normal situation of an active volcano and there is no need for the public to panic as long as they stay outside the danger zone.
& # 39; Do not attempt to get closer to the crater to document the volcanic activity in the crater. & # 39;