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Indo volcano erupts again

Residents wearing face masks as protection from volcanic ash evacuate from the eruption of Mount Sinabung volcano seen from Karo district on October 9. AFP Photo/Sutanta Aditya

Residents wearing face masks as protection from volcanic ash evacuate from the eruption of Mount Sinabung volcano seen from Karo district on October 9. AFP Photo/Sutanta Aditya

Indonesia’s Mount Sinabung volcano sent villagers feeling on Sunday when it erupted.

The Jakarta Post reported: ‘Just over a year ago, an eruption from Mount Sinabung killed 14 people and forced more than 33,000 others to evacuate their homes. The volcano began erupting again on Sunday, emitting pyroclastic flows that were the largest for five months.

‘Local people panicked, including those who are still living in evacuation shelters since the volcano began erupting on September 15 last year, because of the size of the flows and clouds of volcanic ash, which extended to Berastagi city, 13 kilometres from Sinabung.

‘“We had returned from the evacuation centres and have been in our homes for only nine months, but today’s eruptions are worrying. The pyroclastic flows frightened us,” Sukandebi subdistrict head Asli Sitepu told The Jakarta Post on Sunday.

‘The volcano erupted again in February this year, killing 17 people, most of whom were students.’

Read more www.thejakartapost.com/news/2014/10/06/rapid-fire-eruptions-mt-sinabung.html


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