New eruption halts search for victims of Indonesia's Mount Sinabung volcano
KARO, Indonesia (AFP) - A volcano in western Indonesia that killed 15 people in a weekend eruption shot hot ash and rocks high into the air again on Monday, halting a search for any more victims.
Before they stopped their search, a rescue team found the charred wreckage of motorcycles buried under ash which they believe had been carrying some of those killed by Mount Sinabung's eruption on Saturday.
The weekend eruption was the first to claim any lives since Sinabung on Sumatra island rumbled back to life in September after lying dormant for several years, and sent vast clouds cascading down its slopes.
On Monday Sinabung, which often erupts numerous times a day, spewed clouds of hot ash and rocks up to 2,500m into the air, the national disaster agency said.