Search for survivors of volcano eruption begins


Government officials on Sunday, February 2, started searching for the dead in the aftermath of Mt Sinabung’s eruption that killed at least 15 people. The volcano erupted on Saturday, unleashing hot rocks and ash up to 2,000 meters into the air. Rescuers had to search for bodies buried in ash up to 12 inches thick. Residents of Sukameriah village, in the “red zone” around the volcano, had been evacuated. Mt Sinabung is one of Indonesia’s 129 active volcanoes that straddle the Pacific Ring of Fire.

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