A volcano has erupted in the Indonesian island of Sumatra, thrusting a column of volcanic ash some 7 kilometers (4.5 miles) into the air. The eruption of Mt Sinabung on Sunday caused panic among people living in nearby villages, although there have been no immediate reports of casualties.
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Mount Sinabung on Indonesia’s Sumatra island erupts, sending a massive column of ash and smoke into the air and coating local villages in debris. The volcano has been rumbling since 2010 and saw a deadly eruption in 2016.
Dozens are dead after days of heavy rain-triggered floods and landslides on the Indonesian island of Sumatra, authorities said Sunday. Some 12,000 people have been evacuated while hundreds of buildings, bridges and roads have been damaged by the severe weather which affected nine districts or towns across Bengkulu province, officials said.
At least 17 people are dead and nine missing after days of heavy rain-triggered floods and landslides on the Indonesian island of Sumatra. AERIAL IMAGES from 27 APRIL 2019
More than a dozen people are dead after days of heavy rain-triggered floods and landslides on the Indonesian island of Sumatra, authorities said Sunday. Some 12,000 people have been evacuated while hundreds of buildings, bridges and roads have been damaged by the severe weather which affected nine districts or towns across Bengkulu province, officials said.
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A farmer finds a unusual flower growing in his palm oil plantation on the island of Sumatra in Indonesia.
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