Indonesian Mount Sinaburg volcano eruption kills 16 people

Sunday, February 02, 2014


At least 16 people have been killed by a violent volcanic eruption on the island of Sumatra, Indonesia, which sent ash spewing several miles into the air. The dead include a TV journalist, four high school students and their teacher who went to see Mount Sinaburg up close after being told it was becoming safer.

That's terrifying. I can't begin to imagine standing before such a devastating and powerful sight as that. We don't know just how lucky we are in Nigeria to be spared the wrath of mother nature...RIP to the victims; and, thoughts and prayers for their friends, families and all others affected by the eruption.......More pictures when you continue!

At least 16 people have been killed by a violent volcanic eruption on the island of Sumatra in Indonesia which sent ash spewing several miles into the air

All unclear: Thousands of locals had only returned home yesterday after being evacuated in September

Rescuers run away from Suka Meriah village after they searched for victims of the Mount Sinabung volcanic eruption in Karo, North Sumatra, Indonesia

An Indonesian soldier runs on ash-covered road as he and his team search victims of the eruption of Mount Sinabung in Bekerah, North Sumatra, Indonesia

Trauma: Thousands of villagers have been displaced by the eruptions, with families torn apart

Distraught: A man weeps after identifying a family member killed by the eruption in Kabanjahe, Sumatra

A series of huge blasts and eruptions thundered from the 8,530-foot-high volcano, spewing lava and pyroclastic flows up to three miles away

Harrowing: Rescue workers set about looking for bodies and survivors but their job was made more difficult by the intense heat, the dark and the threat of another eruption



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