Seven killed as Mount Sinabung erupts

Indonesia volcano – Savage and fast pyroclastic flows

At least seven people have been killed after a volcano in western Indonesia erupted, blasting clouds of volcanic ash 3 km (2 miles) into the sky.

The victims were farming in Gembar village in the western province of North Sumatra in close proximity to Mount Sinabung.

The volcano was still spewing ash on Sunday, hampering rescue operations.

It had previously erupted in 2014 and 2010 after having been dormant for 400 years.

Rescue teams are looking for more victims who may have been killed or badly burned by the hot gas and ash clouds released in the eruption.

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Thanks to Laurel for this info

“One very good shot of where it came down into village,” says Laurel.
“Pity the poor animals who didnt stand a chance;-(“