Welcome Guest! You are here: Home » International
Volcano erupts in Indonesia; five killed
Saturday August 10, 2013 7:00 PM, IANS

Five people were killed as Mt. Rokatenda on Indonesia's Palue island erupted Saturday, officials said.

The volcano erupted at 04.27 a.m., spewing ash up to 2,000 metres high, said Surono, head of the country's volcanology agency.

Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, spokesman of the National Disaster Management Agency, confirmed that five people were killed by hot ash, reported Xinhua.

"Five people were confirmed dead. Three bodies have been found and the rest are being searched," Sutopo said.

Over 3,000 people were evacuated from the danger zone months ago, but some of them returned to their homes.

Share this page
Note: By posting your comments here you agree to the terms and conditions of www.ummid.com
comments powered by Disqus
| Quick links
About ummid.com
Contact us
Subscribe to: RSS » Facebook » Twitter » Newsletter
Ummid.com: Disclaimer | Terms of Use | Advertise with us | Link Exchange
Ummid.com is part of the Awaz Multimedia & Publications providing World News, News Analysis and Feature Articles on Education, Health. Politics, Technology, Sports, Entertainment, Industry etc. The articles or the views displayed on this website are for public information and in no way describe the editorial views. The users are entitled to use this site subject to the terms and conditions mentioned.
© 2012 Awaz Multimedia & Publications. All rights reserved.