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Three injured in renewed activity at Indonesia volcano

Published on Feb 1, 2014 6:08 PM
 
A woman flees as Mount Sinabung erupts near Bekerah village, in Karo district, North Sumatra, on Feb 1, 2014. Three men were treated in intensive care for burn injuries Saturday, Feb 1, 2014, after being engulfed in scorching clouds from Indonesia's Mount Sinabung in its biggest eruption in recent days, officials said. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

KARO, Indonesia (AFP) - Three men were treated in intensive care for burn injuries Saturday after being engulfed in scorching clouds from Indonesia's Mount Sinabung in its biggest eruption in recent days, officials said.

Mount Sinabung on the western island of Sumatra had shown a reduction of activity since mid-January.

But it erupted again on Saturday morning, sending hot rocks and ash up to 2,000 metres into the air, blanketing the surrounding countryside with grey dust, said volcanologist Kristianto, who like many Indonesians goes by one name.

A man and his son were caught by the clouds when they went to Sukameriah village, 2.7 kilometres south of Sinabung crater to pay respect at the graves of their relatives.

 
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