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Villagers run for their lives as Sinabung volcano kills 16 in Indonesia

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The Extinction Protocol

February 1, 2014MOUNT SINABUNG, IndonesiaA rumbling volcano in western Indonesia on Saturday unleashed fresh clouds of searing gas that killed at least 16 people and injured three, only a day after villagers who fled earlier eruptions returned home thinking it was safe, officials said. The dead included four high school students on a school trip to see the volcano and a local journalist, said National Disaster Mitigation Agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho. He said that the government on Friday allowed nearly 14,000 people living outside a three-mile danger zone to return home after the volcano’s activity decreased. Mount Sinabung’s morning eruption was followed by a more powerful blast that sent lava and pyroclastic flows down southern slopes up to 2.8 miles away, Nugroho said. Television footage showed villages, farms and trees around the 8,530-foot -high volcano covered in thick gray ash. Authorities were still preventing more…

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Written by bobby90247

February 4, 2014 at 7:20 am

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