7 Singapore hikers evacuated from Indonesian mountain

The hikers were part of a group of 13 who were trapped on the volcano after forest fires broke out.
The hikers were part of a group of 13 who were trapped on the volcano after forest fires broke out.PHOTO: BASARNAS
The hikers were part of a group of 13 who were trapped on the volcano after forest fires broke out.
The hikers were part of a group of 13 who were trapped on the volcano after forest fires broke out.PHOTO: BASARNAS
The hikers were part of a group of 13 who were trapped on the volcano after forest fires broke out.
The hikers were part of a group of 13 who were trapped on the volcano after forest fires broke out.PHOTO: BNPB

Seven Singaporean hikers trapped from Friday on Mount Raung in Indonesia's East Java province after forest fires broke out, blocking the climbing route, were evacuated to safety yesterday morning.

They were part of a group of 13 - the rest are Indonesians - who were taken safely from the camp they were stranded at to base camp by 10.30am, said Dr Agus Wibowo, spokesman for Indonesia's national disaster management agency (BPNB).

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on October 06, 2019, with the headline '7 S'pore hikers evacuated from Indonesian mountain'. Print Edition | Subscribe