December 9, 2022

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The death toll from a volcanic eruption in Indonesia has risen to 39

The death toll from a volcanic eruption in Indonesia has risen to 39

Yesterday, the death toll from the eruption of the Chemoru volcano in Indonesia’s East Java province rose to 39 earlier this week, a search official announced. E. Wayne Svetna, head of the Preparedness and Preparedness Committee of the Search and Rescue Agency in East Java, said search teams were still searching for the 12 missing persons. The eruption of the volcano prompted Luma Kong villagers to flee their homes in panic, while a huge plume of smoke rose into the sky, and molten rocks scattered on the slopes. Authorities said dozens of people were injured in the eruption, most of them with severe burns and more than 4,000 people displaced. Indonesian President Joko Widodo, who visited the site of the eruption yesterday, promised to relocate more than 2,000 families to safer places and build new homes for them. The 3,700-meter-high volcano, located in Promo Tenger Chemeru National Park, has erupted several times since December last year. It is the highest mountain on the island of Java with a population of 145 million. Indonesia is located in what is known as the “Ring of Fire around the Pacific Ocean”, which is known for its seismic activity and contains about 128 volcanoes.

The eruption of the volcano prompted villagers in the “Lumangkong” area to flee their homes in panic, while a large haze of smoke rose in the sky, and molten rocks scattered on the slopes.


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