Mount Semeru in Indonesia erupted on 4 December, for the second time in 2021, leaving dozens of people injured and at least 13 dead, with the death toll still rising.
Two of the 13 who were confirmed killed have since been identified, while 98 persons have been injured, including 2 women who were pregnant. A total of about 902 people have been evacuated, according to Indonesia’s disaster mitigation agency.
Ten people who are miners were also trapped before being rescued and evacuated to safety.
Ash and hot clouds rose over the villages in East Java as the villagers fled in panic, with a strategic bridge that connects the district of Lumajan and the city of Majang being destroyed by the eruption.
Videos of the eruption also emerged online showing thick grey clouds rising above and enveloping a nearby village as the villagers fled for their lives.