February 25, 2024 15:15 (IST)
Follow us:
facebook-white sharing button
twitter-white sharing button
instagram-white sharing button
youtube-white sharing button
PM Modi inaugurates 9th edition of Raisina Dialogue in Delhi, his Greece counterpart calls India a 'great power' | NHRC sends notices to Bengal Chief Secy, DGP on Sandeshkhali incidents, seeks reports within 4 weeks | ED grills TMC MP Dev for 8 hours in cattle smuggling case in Delhi | ED grills TMC MP Dev for 8 hours in cattle smuggling case in Delhi | BJP is weakening democracy, suppressing voice of Dalits: Rahul Gandhi
Volcanic eruption in Indonesia leaves 11 climbers dead Indonesia
Photo Courtesy: Unsplash

Volcanic eruption in Indonesia leaves 11 climbers dead

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 04 Dec 2023, 05:36 pm

Bodies of 11 climbers were recovered on Monday and 12 people are still missing following the eruption of an active volcano in Indonesia's West Sumatra province.

Mt. Marapi stands at a height of 2981 meters above sea level.

Indonesia is located on the Pacific Ring of Fire. The country has 127 active volcanoes.

The mountain erupted on Sunday and spewed volcanic ash and sent giant plumes of smoke into the sky.

Evacuations are underway in the area, Abdul Malik, head of search and rescue teams in West Sumatra, told CNN and a team of 40 rescuers was currently on the mountain while eruptions were still taking place.

In addition to the 11 who had died, three climbers have been found alive but a further 12 remain missing, Malik said, their condition unknown.

According to reports, 75 people, including the climbers, have been evacuated so far.

Support Our Journalism

We cannot do without you.. your contribution supports unbiased journalism

IBNS is not driven by any ism- not wokeism, not racism, not skewed secularism, not hyper right-wing or left liberal ideals, nor by any hardline religious beliefs or hyper nationalism. We want to serve you good old objective news, as they are. We do not judge or preach. We let people decide for themselves. We only try to present factual and well-sourced news.

Support objective journalism for a small contribution.