The eruption of Indonesia’s Semeru volcano has killed at least 15 people and injured many people. It’s really disaster mitigation agency (BNPB) said on Sunday, as search teams looked for victims in a landscape covered in deep layers of ash.
Semeru is the tallest mountain on Java island. It threw up towers of ash and hot clouds on Saturday. Its blanketed nearby villages in East Java province and sent people fleeing in panic.
Cause Of Indonesia’s Volcano Eruption
The eruption severed a strategic bridge connecting two areas in the nearby district of Lumajang with the city of Malang and wrecked buildings, authorities said.
It’s really disappointing us & I have hearty condolence to the family who loses their family member.
Indonesia’s National Board for Disaster Management (BNPB) said in a statement Sunday the eruption had wounded 98 others, including two pregnant women after it covered villages with ash and left people to run from billowing clouds of debris.
“We recommend everyone to increase their alert because the potential of pyroclastic flows threat is still high. It can happen anytime without any warning,” Chief of the Mount Semeru Observation Post, Liswanto, told CNN Sunday.
It is unclear but 15 death that authorities announced earlier.
He added he was worried that more miners or other victims could be still out there but won’t survive because the lava flood was so intense.
Authorities have converted schools, mosques, village halls, and village houses into evacuation centers, the statement said.