Lombok volcano closed to tourists
A volcano on the Indonesian island of Lombok has been closed for three months due to potential dangers to climbers. Local news site kompas.com reported local authorities as saying that the 3,726-metre Mount Rinjani will be closed from 10 January to 31 March, as the expected heavy rains would leave climbing and trekking paths wet and slippery. Mount Rinjani is the second highest volcano in Indonesia and attracts thousands of tourists each year.
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