31 Dec '13, 3am

19,000 #Indonesians flee erupting volcano in Sumatra

19,000 #Indonesians flee erupting volcano in Sumatra

This picture taken in Karo on Monday, Dec 30, 2013, shows hot lava running down from Sinabung volcano. More than 19,000 people have been displaced by a volcano in Indonesia that has been erupting for months and shot lava into the air nine times overnight, an official said on Tuesday, Dec 31, 2013. -- PHOTO: AFP SINABUNG, Indonesia (AFP) - More than 19,000 people have been displaced by a volcano in Indonesia that has been erupting for months and shot lava into the air nine times overnight, an official said on Tuesday. Mount Sinabung on the western island of Sumatra sent hot rocks and ash 7,000 metres (23,000 feet) in the air Monday night and Tuesday morning, National Disaster Mitigation Agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said. "Mount Sinabung remains on the highest alert level and we have warned there should be no human activity within a five-kilometre radius of the crat...

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