The death toll from the Semeru volcano eruption in Indonesia rises to thirteen

At least 13 people have died and nearly a hundred have been injured in the Semeru volcano eruption in Indonesia’s East Java province, according to a new death toll confirmed by the Asian Country’s Disaster Agency (BPNB) on Sunday.

The volcano erupted on Saturday, creating a thick cloud of smoke and ash that quickly covered the entire area. Hundreds of people have been evacuated and the BPNB issued a statement confirming that there are houses that are practically covered.

Authorities warn that the risk remains high and have urged the population to exercise caution. Disaster Relief has started sending basic supplies to the affected citizens, including food aid.

The death toll from the Semeru volcano eruption in Indonesia rises to thirteen
The death toll from the Semeru volcano eruption in Indonesia rises to thirteen

The volcano, at 3,700 meters the highest mountain on the island of Java, erupted in December last year and triggered a wave of evacuations similar to that on Saturday.

Indonesia, in the so-called “Ring of Fire” of the Pacific, often experiences high seismic activity and earthquakes and volcanic eruptions occur regularly.

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