Indonesia : Mt Merapi biggest eruption since Tuesday – again people killed

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UPDATE 07/11 22:20 UTC
After more than 130 killed people, people are still entering the 20 km danger zone. Police cannot stop them as martial law has not been declared yet.
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UPDATE 04/11 – 10:00 UTC
Reuters has just released a report that again 6 people have been killed by the latest violent eruption of the Merapi volcano.

UPDATE 04/11 – 10:00 UTC
In its biggest eruption since Tuesday evening, Mount Merapi ejected volcanic ash and other material over a 2 kilometers radius early on Thursday morning.
Surono, head of the Volcanology and Geological Disaster Mitigation Agency (PVMBG), said the ash was being blown in a westerly direction toward Magelang in Central Java.
“We warned the aviation authorities to divert flights to Adi Sutjipto Airport, Yogyakarta,” he said.
Heavy rain overnight Wednesday triggered lahars that cascaded down the Kuning, Gendol, Woro, Boyong, Krasak and Opak rivers on the slopes of the volcano.
There is a strong smell of sulphur around the mountain, adding to the general unease in cities near the volcano.
More Indonesian residents, meanwhile, sought shelter after authorities extended the minimum safety distance to 15 kilometers from 10 kilometers following the latest blast.
About 75,770 people stayed at evacuation centers at four regencies in Yogyakarta and Central Java provinces, compared with 74,933 yesterday, Furqon Chavid Setianto, an official at the National Disaster Management Agency.
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UPDATE 29/10 – 09:30 UTC
Video footage of Australia’s TenNews of the funeral for the killed people

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