In this photograph taken on February 1, 2014 residents run away to escape from hot volcanic ash clouds engulfing villages in Karo district during the eruption of Mount Sinabung volcano located in Indonesia's Sumatra island. Rescuers launch search operations on February 2, 2014 for victims of eruption while fourteen people, including four schoolchildren, were killed February 1.
In this photograph taken on February 1, 2014 residents run away to escape from hot volcanic ash clouds engulfing villages in Karo district during the eruption of Mount Sinabung volcano located in Indonesia's Sumatra island. Rescuers launch search operations on February 2, 2014 for victims of eruption while fourteen people, including four schoolchildren, were killed February 1. AFP Photo / Chaideer Mahyuddin

Death toll from Indonesian volcano rises to 16

THE death toll from an Indonesian volcano that erupted on Saturday rose to 16, with more feared dead or missing.

After rumbling for months, Mount Sinaburg erupted on Saturday, with rescuers finding 14 dead initially, rising to 16 on Sunday.

Thousands have fled the area in the past week, with the volcano sporadically erupting for the past four months.


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