Emirates News Agency – Death toll from Indonesia volcano erupts to 13


JAKARTA, Dec. 5 (WAM) – The death toll from the eruption of the Semeru volcano on the Indonesian island of Java has risen to at least 13, in addition to dozens of injured, according to Indonesia’s disaster agency.

The agency stated – in a statement today – that 13 people were killed after the eruption of the volcano, two of them were identified and 98 were injured, while 902 were evacuated, pointing out that at least 35 people were taken to hospital.

Semeru volcano, which is located at the highest peak on the island of Java, is one of nearly 130 active volcanoes in Indonesia. The volcano erupted last January without causing any casualties.

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Wm/ Dina Omar


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