Natural Disasters

Death toll climbs to 69 in Indonesia volcano’s latest eruption

“The latest eruption of Indonesia’s Mount Merapi volcano, on Friday, killed at least 69 people and injured 77 others, hospital officials said.

Many of the injured were burned, said officials at Sardjito Hospital. Bodies recovered from a village about 16 kilometers (9.9 miles) from the volcano were badly burned, Commissioner Tjiptono of the Yogyakarta police told a local station, TV One.

Mount Merapi began its latest eruptions on October 26. Friday’s victims bring the total to 113 killed.”

(Death toll climbs to 69 in Indonesia volcano’s latest eruption – CNN.com)

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