Tourist sex ‘an­gered Agung’

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MOUNT Agung has been on the verge of a ma­jor erup­tion be­cause of frisky tourists, a lo­cal priest claims.

The priest from the vil­lage of Muntig said the moun­tain had wo­ken be­cause of tourists hav­ing sex on its slopes, a pop­u­lar hik­ing spot. Agung was an­gry be­cause the “bule”, white peo­ple, had in­ter­course and men­stru­ated on it.

“The climbers did that,” he said.

The vol­cano has sat largely dor­mant since its last erup­tion in 1963, which killed more than 1100 peo­ple, and has been slowly rum­bling back to life since Au­gust.

As of yes­ter­day, more than 134,000 peo­ple have fled the evac­u­a­tion zone, 75km north­east of Kuta.

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