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Indonesia volcanic eruption: Death toll reaches 39


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2021 Dec 09, 13:32, Jakarta

The death toll from a volcanic eruption in Jakarta, Indonesia, has risen to 39. The eruption occurred last Saturday in the district of Lumajang in the eastern part of Indonesia's Java province. The locals have been badly affected by this. Several are said to have died while fleeing from the ashes and volcanic debris.

About 4,000 people have been evacuated from the affected areas. Rescuers are battling a dangerous situation while searching for survivors and bodies in volcanic debris, collapsed buildings, and wrecked vehicles.

Abdul Muhari, a spokesman for the National Disaster Management Department, said 12 people were still missing.

The epicenter was reported below the ground, however; no tsunami alert was issued. The epicenter was reported below the Pacific Ocean floor, however; no tsunami alert was issued. The epicenter was reported below the ground, however; no tsunami alert was issued.

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