Eruption in eastern Java, Indonesia, killing 13 people and injuring more than 90

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Mount Semeru spewed thick columns of ash more than 12,000 meters (40,000 feet) into the sky. Searing gas and lava flowed down its slopes after a sudden eruption Saturday triggered by heavy rains. Authorities warned the thousands of people who fled the volcano not to return during Sunday’s lull in volcanic activity.
6 months ago

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BBC News

Indonesia volcano: Villages buried under hot ash

Rescuers are searching for survivors after Mt Semeru erupted in eastern Java on Saturday.

6 months ago·United Kingdom
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Reuters

Indonesia Semeru volcanic eruption kills 13; dozens injured

By Prasto Wardoyo and Willy Kurniawan SUMBERWULUH, Indonesia -The eruption of Indonesia's Semeru volcano has killed at least 13 people and injured dozens, the disaster mitigation agency (BNPB) said on Sunday, as search teams looked for victims in a landscape covered in deep layers of ash. Semeru, the tallest mountain on Java island, threw up towers of ash and hot clouds on Saturday

6 months ago·United Kingdom
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CBC News

Indonesia volcano rescue hindered by debris, thick mud

Rescuers were searching for survivors Sunday on the slopes of the highest volcano on Indonesia's island of Java after it was rocked by an eruption that killed at least 13 people, as smoldering debris and thick mud hampered their efforts.

6 months ago·Canada
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Global News

Indonesia volcano: Rescuers dig through smoldering ash, debris after 14 die - National

Search and rescue efforts were temporary suspended on Sunday afternoon because of fears that hot ash and debris could tumble down from the crater due to heavy rains.

6 months ago·Toronto, Canada
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Washington Times

Indonesian rescuers dig through volcanic ash after 14 die

LUMAJANG, Indonesia (AP) – Rescuers were sifting through smoldering debris and thick mud in search of survivors a day after the highest volcano on Java island erupted with fury, killing at least 14 people with searing gas and ash.Mount Semeru in Lumajang district in East Java province spewed thick ...

6 months ago·Washington, United States
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CNN

Volcano rescue workers dig through thick layers of hot ash in Indonesia after Mount Semeru erupts

Rescue workers in Indonesia continued to dig through thick layers of hot ash and debris Monday to find survivors of a volcanic eruption that left more than a dozen people dead and thousands displaced in the country's East Java province, even as the volcano continued to erupt ash.

6 months ago·Atlanta, United States
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