Volcano in Indonesia


North Sulawesi, Indonesia
Fri, 06/08/2010

Four people were killed in an eruption of Mount Karangetang in Sitaro Islands district, North Sulawesi province, early Friday.

Source: glidenumber

One of Indonesias most active volcanos erupted on Friday, sending lava and a searing gas cloud tumblingdown its slopes. At least four people have been confirmed dead, officials said, and several others were seriously hurt.

Mount Karangetang, located on Siau Island off the northern tip of Sulawesi, burst just after midnight when heavy rains broke the volcanos hot lava dome, spitting out 600-degree clouds of gas.

Ash and lava crashed down the mountains western slope, destroying at least seven houses, Priyadi Kardono, the spokesman of the National Disaster Management Agency (BNPB), told the Jakarta Globe.

Source: bataviase


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