Terrible eruption in Indonesia, death toll rises to 13

Terrible eruption in Indonesia, death toll rises to 13

Rescuers were able to rescue 10 people alive from the rubble, according to Al Jazeera. The Indonesian Disaster Management Agency said on Sunday (December 5th) that two of the 13 people killed in the eruption had been identified.

The official, identified as Abdul Buhari, said 98 people had been injured so far, including two pregnant women. Earlier, 902 people were evacuated from villages around the Semeru volcano in West Java province.

Rescuers are now searching for seven missing people in the village of Korah Kerobokan, including some sand workers. Airlines have been warned that ash from the volcano is rising 15,000 meters (50,000 feet).

Earlier (December 4th), a local government official told Reuters that a road and a bridge near the town of Malang had been cut off. There are about 130 active volcanoes in Indonesia. The Semeru volcano erupted last January. However, no casualties were reported at that time.

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