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At least 14 people were killed in the eruption of Indonesia’s Semeru volcano

Dozens of people injured after the eruption of Indonesia’s Semeru volcano


A BNPB official at the National Disaster Management Agency said at a press conference on Sunday that 14 people were killed, 9 were identified, 56 were injured, and most were burned.

According to the BNPB, about 1,300 people have been evacuated, but nine are still unknown.

Heavy rains are expected over the next three days, which could complicate evacuation work, according to a Meteorological Agency official.

Rock debris and hot volcanic deposits had already restricted movement, according to local rescuers.

The BNPB has rebuilt the destroyed house and is equipped with heavy equipment such as excavators and bulldozers, the person responsible for it said.

Authorities also said the eruption had safely evacuated 10 people trapped in a gravel pit.

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Over 3,600 meters high, Semeru is one of Indonesia’s approximately 130 active volcanoes.

It erupted in January with no casualties.

Indonesia straddles the “Ring of Fire”, a highly seismic zone where various plates on the crust meet to produce numerous earthquakes and volcanoes.

Separately, a magnitude 6 earthquake struck north of Halmahera on Sunday, said the European-Mediterranean Seismological Center (EMSC).

Halmahera is about 2,000 km northeast of Semeru.

At least 14 people were killed in the eruption of Indonesia’s Semeru volcano

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