Volcano erupts in Indonesia, 6 killed

Six people were killed while sleeping in a beach village in eastern Indonesia on Saturday, after ash and smoke from a volcano shot up to 2,000 meters (6,560 feet) into the air

Volcano erupts in Indonesia, 6 killed

World Bulletin/News Desk

Six people were killed while sleeping in a beach village in eastern Indonesia on Saturday, after ash and smoke from a volcano shot up to 2,000 meters (6,560 feet) into the air, a disaster official said.

Mount Rokatenda, which has been rumbling since October 2012, in East Nusa Tenggara province erupted early Saturday morning, according to the National Disaster Mitigation Agency.

Nearly 3,000 people were evacuated from the area on Palue island.

The victims included three adults and two children, said agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho. According to ABC News, he said the age of the sixth person killed was unclear and that the children's bodies had not been recovered from Ponge beach in Rokirole village.

Last Mod: 10 Ağustos 2013, 15:05
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