Indonesia. Volcano eruption. The death toll is increasing

– The death toll is now 13 people. Rescuers found more bodies, agency spokesman Abdul Muhari said, adding that 10 people trapped by the eruption on Saturday were evacuated from the area east of Java.

According to the AFP, the village of Lumajang is covered with a thick layer of cold lava and ash, and residents of a dozen surrounding villages had to go to shelters and mosques to spend the night there.

At least 57 people were injured during the eruption. 41 suffered from burns.

The villages of eastern Java surrounding the slopes of Semer were covered with volcanic ash accompanying the eruption. The lightning storm and rain pushed the lava and smoldering debris away during the outbreak, creating a thick mud that hindered evacuation. The landslide also destroyed the bridge connecting the two nearby villages of Pronojiwo and Candipuro, the governor of Lumajang Province, Thoriqul Haq, reported.

The Semeru volcano (3676 m above sea level) previously erupted in January this year. There were no fatalities then. In late 2018, a volcanic eruption caused an underwater landslide and tsunami, killing nearly 400 people.

Indonesia is located in the “Pacific Ring of Fire”, a zone of frequent earthquakes and volcanic eruptions, composed of a strip of ocean ditches, island arcs and active volcanoes, which almost continuously surrounds the Pacific Ocean for a length of approx. 40 thousand km. km. There are 452 volcanoes in the “Ring of Fire” and approx. 90 percent of them are here. all earthquakes in the world.

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