Death toll rises to 13 after Semeru volcano eruption

The semeru volcano erupted last Saturday, leaving an entire community covered in ash and causing the death of at least 13 people, as confirmed by the Indonesian authorities this Sunday.

The ash columns exceeded 12 thousand meters in height, which complicated the rescue and caused the evacuation of thousands of people. So far, more than a dozen deaths and 57 seriously injured have been confirmed.

As we made known in AmericanPost.News, the volcano covered much of the southeast of the Indonesian island of Java. The eruption took place in broad daylight around 15:30 local time (8.30 GMT), but the thick cloud emitted by the Semeru momentarily plunged some of the areas into darkness.

Killed by the eruption of the Semeru volcano

Almost a year after its first eruption, the volcano reactivated, forcing thousands of people to leave their homes. In the latest report presented this Sunday by local authorities confirmed the death of 13 people and 57 woundedHowever, the figure could increase as rescue work continues.

Shocking images circulate through social networks in which the pain and despair of the inhabitants can be observed before the high clouds of smoke. According to local media, many of the victims were trapped in their vehicles while traveling, others ran to the moment of eruption and they managed to evacuate themselves.

When was the last eruption of the volcano?

In his last activity he left 35 dead.

The Indonesian archipelago sits within the so-called Pacific Ring of Fire, an area of ​​great seismic activity with 127 active volcanoes and that it is shaken by thousands of tremors a year, the majority of small magnitude. The last strong eruption of the Semeru volcano was at the beginning of this 2021 and left a balance of 35 dead.

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