Indonesia: Fresh volcanic blasts reported

Mount Merapi
Jakarta, Nov 4: With the Mount Merapi continuing to spew searing hot gases and ash clouds into the sky, more people have been forced to flee their homes.

New fiery blasts, which occurred on Thursday, Nov 4, goes to prove the earlier warnings that the pressure inside the volcanic mountain continues to mount.

Triggering off another mass exodus from the vicinity, debris rained from the sky late Wednesday, Nov 3 afternoon.

According to a state volcanologist, the Nov 3 blast, which covered up an area of 130 miles in black ash and dust, had triple the force of the first eruption.

“This is an extraordinary eruption," volcanologist Surono is quoted as saying in media reports.

However, no new casualties were reported. The first eruption which took place on Oct 26 had claimed 38 lives.

The province is now struggling with financial insufficiency as it claimed that it was running out of money to help more than 70,000 people, who have been forced out of their homes.

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