Mount Semeru: 13 dead and dozens injured as 50,000ft ash cloud blacks out the sun

Mount Semeru: 13 dead and dozens injured as 50,000ft ash cloud blacks out the sun

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12/5/2021 8:03:00 AM

Mount Semeru : 13 dead and dozens injured as 50,000ft ash cloud blacks out the sun

AT LEAST 13 people have died and dozens more have been injured after Mount Semeru , Indonesia erupted, health officials have said.

Related articlesYellowstone experts warn 'good odds' of 'numerous' Idaho eruptionsTrendingThe volcano, situated in the Lumajang district of East Java began erupting around 5pm local time (10am UK time).Lumajang district head Thoriqul Haq told TVOne: “Thick columns of ash have turned several villages to darkness.”

In a statement, health officials confirmed 13 people had been killed, only two of whom have been identified.They added that nearly 100 people had been injured including two pregnant women.Mount Semeru eruption sends ash cloud 50,000ft into the air(Image: Twitter (Lady_Zeebo))

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Indonesia: death toll rises to 13 after eruption of Semeru volcanoDozens more were injured when the highest volcano on densely populated Java island spewed a huge cloud of ash into the air VIDEO Glad I’m not in Indonesia. I got Sunday football to watch tomorrow. Let's Pray for Semeru of Lumajang, Java, Indonesia. Let's bow our heads for a moment and pray for the safety of our brothers and sisters in East Java | Semeru Eruption. Volcano | 8 villages affected by Semeru eruption ➔

Indonesia: death toll rises to 13 after eruption of Semeru volcanoDozens more were injured when the highest volcano on densely populated Java island spewed a huge cloud of ash into the air VIDEO Glad I’m not in Indonesia. I got Sunday football to watch tomorrow. Let's Pray for Semeru of Lumajang, Java, Indonesia. Let's bow our heads for a moment and pray for the safety of our brothers and sisters in East Java | Semeru Eruption. Volcano | 8 villages affected by Semeru eruption ➔

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began spewing humongous ash clouds on Saturday. According to volcano monitoring experts, the ash clouds are believed to have reached heights of up to 50,000ft with some witnesses reporting they blacked out the sun in places. Related articles Yellowstone experts warn 'good odds' of 'numerous' Idaho eruptions Trending The volcano, situated in the Lumajang district of East Java began erupting around 5pm local time (10am UK time). Lumajang district head Thoriqul Haq told TVOne: “Thick columns of ash have turned several villages to darkness.” In a statement, health officials confirmed 13 people had been killed, only two of whom have been identified. They added that nearly 100 people had been injured including two pregnant women. Mount Semeru eruption sends ash cloud 50,000ft into the air (Image: Twitter (Lady_Zeebo)) Mount Semeru rescue efforts have continued into the night (Image: Getty Images ) A further 900 have been evacuated from the nearby area. The nation’s transportation ministry urged all airlines to avoid routes near the volcano but confirmed flights were still operating. The huge volcano stands at an impressive 12,060 ft and is one of Indonesia's nearly 130 active volcanoes. Dramatic footage of the eruption on Twitter, shows dozens of terrified locals fleeing in terror from the rising smoke. READ MORE:  World's deadliest volcanoes (Image: Express) One local who posted a photo online said: “Friends, please pray for me, I hope my family is fine. Just now, it's really bursting.” Evacuation efforts were further exacerbated by an approaching thunderstorm and rain. The rain which merged with the fallen ash caused thick mud which helped push lava and debris down the sides of the volcano, destroying around 30 buildings and a bridge connecting two main villages of Pronojiwo and Candipuro. Mr Haq also told Reuters that a road and bridge from the area to the nearby city of Malang had been severed. DON'T MISS: