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Aftermath of Semeru volcano eruption in Lumajang, Indonesia


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2021 Dec 05, 14:28, Indonesia
A motorbike is covered with volcanic ashes after Mount Semeru eruption at Sumberwuluh village in Lumajang, East Java, Indonesia, Dec. 5, 2021. Semeru volcano erupted on Saturday, leaving a person killed, two people missing and 40 others injured, a local official told a joint virtual press conference. (Photo via Xinhua)

The death toll from the eruption of Indonesia's Semeru volcano has gone up to 13, the country's National Disaster Management Agency (BNPB) said on Sunday.

Semeru, located in Indonesia's East Java province, erupted on Saturday, emitting large amounts of volcanic ash into the atmosphere, wrecking homes and damaging a local strategic bridge. Initial local media reports said that at least one person died and 41 suffered burns.


Damages are seen after Mount Semeru eruption at Sumberwuluh village in Lumajang, East Java, Indonesia, Dec. 5, 2021. Semeru volcano erupted on Saturday, leaving a person killed, two people missing and 40 others injured, a local official told a joint virtual press conference. (Photo via Xinhua)
Damages are seen after Mount Semeru eruption at Sumberwuluh village in Lumajang, East Java, Indonesia, Dec. 5, 2021. Semeru volcano erupted on Saturday, leaving a person killed, two people missing and 40 others injured, a local official told a joint virtual press conference. (Photo via Xinhua)
Rescuers evacuate sheep after Mount Semeru eruption at Sumberwuluh village in Lumajang, East Java, Indonesia, Dec. 5, 2021. Semeru volcano erupted on Saturday, leaving a person killed, two people missing and 40 others injured, a local official told a joint virtual press conference. (Photo via Xinhua)
Rescuers evacuate sheep after Mount Semeru eruption at Sumberwuluh village in Lumajang, East Java, Indonesia, Dec. 5, 2021. Semeru volcano erupted on Saturday, leaving a person killed, two people missing and 40 others injured, a local official told a joint virtual press conference. (Photo via Xinhua)
People evacuate a sheep after Mount Semeru eruption at Sumberwuluh village in Lumajang, East Java, Indonesia, Dec. 5, 2021. Semeru volcano erupted on Saturday, leaving a person killed, two people missing and 40 others injured, a local official told a joint virtual press conference. (Photo via Xinhua)
People evacuate a sheep after Mount Semeru eruption at Sumberwuluh village in Lumajang, East Java, Indonesia, Dec. 5, 2021. Semeru volcano erupted on Saturday, leaving a person killed, two people missing and 40 others injured, a local official told a joint virtual press conference. (Photo via Xinhua)
Damages are seen after Mount Semeru eruption at Sumberwuluh village in Lumajang, East Java, Indonesia, Dec. 5, 2021. Semeru volcano erupted on Saturday, leaving a person killed, two people missing and 40 others injured, a local official told a joint virtual press conference. (Photo via Xinhua)
Damages are seen after Mount Semeru eruption at Sumberwuluh village in Lumajang, East Java, Indonesia, Dec. 5, 2021. Semeru volcano erupted on Saturday, leaving a person killed, two people missing and 40 others injured, a local official told a joint virtual press conference. (Photo via Xinhua)
Damages are seen after Mount Semeru eruption at Sumberwuluh village in Lumajang, East Java, Indonesia, Dec. 5, 2021. Semeru volcano erupted on Saturday, leaving a person killed, two people missing and 40 others injured, a local official told a joint virtual press conference. (Photo via Xinhua)
Damages are seen after Mount Semeru eruption at Sumberwuluh village in Lumajang, East Java, Indonesia, Dec. 5, 2021. Semeru volcano erupted on Saturday, leaving a person killed, two people missing and 40 others injured, a local official told a joint virtual press conference. (Photo via Xinhua)

There are over 120 active volcanoes in Indonesia, which is located in the so-called Pacific Ring of Fire and is thus prone to seismic impact.

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