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13 died, 98 injured in Indonesias Mt. Semeru eruption


At least 13 people died and 98 others were injured after Mount Semeru in Indonesias East Java erupted.

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 on Sunday.

"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 under medical treatment at nearby health centers.

Meanwhile, 902 people have been evacuated to a village hall, a school building, and houses of worship.

Volcanic ash has buried a number of houses, roads and a bridge.

Officers are digging up the ash covering the road using heavy equipment, while evacuating and searching for missing persons.

The 3,676-meter-high volcano erupted on Saturday at 3:10 p.m. Jakarta time.

The hot clouds stopped falling due to the rain. Authorities called on people not to move near the rivers on which the lava is flowing.  Enditem

People walk near trucks buried in volcanic ashes after Mount Semeru eruption in Lumajang, East Java, Indonesia, Dec. 5, 2021. (Photo by Kurniawan/Xinhua)

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Published : December 06, 2021

By : Xinhua