Indonesia Semeru volcanic eruption kills 14; dozens injured

The eruption of Semeru volcano has killed at least 14 people and injured dozens on Java island, Indonesia’s disaster agency said on Sunday, as rescue teams searched for victims under layers of ash, sometimes digging with their bare hands, Trend reports citing Reuters. Semeru, the tallest mountain on Java, threw up towers of ash and hot clouds on […]

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1 killed, 40 injured following volcanic eruption in Indonesia

Semeru volcano in Indonesia’s East Java province erupted on Saturday, leaving one killed, two missing and 40 others injured, a local official told a joint virtual press conference, Trend reports citing Xinhua. The disaster also damaged scores of houses in the district and hot lava hampered rescuers from evacuating eight trapped miners who asked authorities by mobile phones […]

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Update: One Killed, 40 Injured Following Volcanic Eruption In Indonesia

JAKARTA, The Semeru volcano eruption in East Java province yesterday, left one killed, two missing and 40 others injured, a local official told a joint virtual press conference. The disaster also damaged scores of houses in the district, and hot lava hampered rescuers from evacuating eight trapped miners, who asked authorities by mobile phones for […]

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6.2-Magnitude Quake Hits Central Indonesia, No Tsunami Alert Issued

JAKARTA, A 6.2-magnitude quake struck off North Sulawesi province, in central parts of Indonesia this morning, with no potential for a tsunami, Head of Quake and Tsunami Mitigation Division of the Meteorology and Geophysics Agency Daryono said via the phone. The quake jolted at 06:47 Jakarta time this morning, with the epicentre at 147 km […]

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Latest: 13 Died, 98 Injured In Indonesia’s Mt. Semeru Eruption

JAKARTA,  At least 13 people died and 98 others were injured, after Mount Semeru in Indonesia’s East Java erupted, the National Disaster Management Agency (BNPB) said today. “Two bodies have been identified, while others are still in the process,” according to the BNPB’s spokesman, Abdul Muhari. All those injured, including two pregnant women, are currently […]

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Smoldering Debris, Mud Hinder Indonesia Volcano Rescue

LUMAJANG, INDONESIA — 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 columns of ash more than 12,000 meters […]

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