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Indonesia: Volcano forces villagers to flee

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Thousands of villagers fled on Sunday after a volcano erupted on Indonesia’s Sumatra island spewing rocks and red-hot ash onto surrounding villages, officials said. Mount Sinabung in Karo district, North Sumatra province, erupted violently before dawn. “More than 3,000 people have been evacuated from areas within a three-kilometre radius of the volcano, and they are all safe,” Asren Nasution, the head of North Sumatra disaster agency, told AFP. Five halls normally used for traditional cultural ceremonies had been converted into shelters for those displaced. (in picture: villagers waiting for evacuation on a road covered by volcanic ash from an eruption of Mount Sinabung as they flee their homes in Karo, North Sumatra, Indonesia) — AFP



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