Categories
World

Indonesia Volcano: Mount Semeru eruption leaves one dead, injuring dozens

The Semeru, or Mount Semeru volcano erupted on Indonesia’s Java island killing at least one person and injuring dozens others. Pictures showed giant ash clouds coming from Mt Semeru. Witnesses reported villages covered in debris, and thick smoke blocking the Sun, leaving them in pitch darkness. The deputy chief of Lumajang district put the number […]

Categories
World

Indonesia: 11 students drown during school outing for river clean-up

Eleven students drowned and 10 others were rescued during a school outing for a river clean-up in Indonesia’s West Java province. Local officials said on Saturday that 150 students, aged 13 to 15, were participating in the clean-up along the banks of the Cileueur river when 21 of them slipped into the water. “The weather […]

Categories
World

Indonesia Mount Merapi: Volcanic eruption on Java island unleashes clouds of ash and smoke into the sky

Mount Merapi in Indonesia erupted on the densely populated island of Java, spewing smoke and ash high into the air and sending streams of lava and gasses down its slopes. The volatile volcano unleashed clouds of hot ash at least seven times on Sunday, as well as a series of fast-moving pyroclastic flows – a […]

Categories
World

Massive fire engulfs Indonesian oil refinery, hundreds evacuated

Indonesian state oil company Pertamina shut its Balongan oil refinery in West Java as it battles to control a massive fire that broke out overnight, injuring five people. About 950 nearby residents had been evacuated, Pertamina said on Monday, with videos shared on social media showing huge flames engulfing the 125,000 barrels per day facility, […]