At least 13 people have been killed and 57 others injured after powerful eruption of Semeru volcano in the Indonesian province of East Java on Saturday, December 4, 2021. Unfortunately, the death toll is expected to rise.
Saturday’s eruption produced deadly pyroclastic flows and lahars, ejected volcanic ash up to 15.2 km (50 000 feet) above sea level, and completely blocked out the Sun over the affected region.
The eruption caught locals by surprise and send thousands of them fleeing its path of destruction and forcing hundreds of families into makeshift shelters.1
Homes and livestock in at least 11 villages of Lumajang district were coated in volcanic ash.
The eruption claimed the lives of at least 13 people and left 57 others injured, mostly with burns. At least seven people remain missing, including two who authorities believe are still alive