Volcanic eruption in Indonesia kills 15

Mount Sinabung volcano Mount Sinabung volcano

The recent Volcanic eruption that took place this Saturday has already taken the lives of 15 people (confirmed) and many others still remain missing. Officials have stated that "the ash cloud's heat would be nearly impossible to survive". Rescuers wielding chainsaws and breathing barriers were only able to recover a "ringing cell phone" from an apparent victim that dropped their bag while running away from the ash cloud.

Officials are claiming some 170 people inhabited the Mount Sinabung volcano area prior to the eruption. However, of those that lived there, only about one half have been accounted for. Officials are fearing that the death toll might be very high at this point.

We will have more updates on the situation as more bodies are unearthed.
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