Transcript for Deadly Volcano Eruption in Indonesia
And from Indonesia tonight, more from the dramatic images we showed you last night of the volcano erupting. The families, the villagers told safe to go home. That volcano was not finished. ABC's Alex Marquardt tonight. Reporter: The scenes are apocalyptic. Indonesian villagers fleeing in terror as the volcano erupted, spewing rocks and searing hot, toxic clouds of ash for miles. At least 16 people are dead, deaths that might have been avoided. The 8,500-foot Mt. Sinabung had been erupting for four months. With lava pouring down and ash blanketing the ground, tens of thousands had been evacuated from the area. But on Friday, 14,000 were allowed back. The situation deemed safe enough. The next day, it blew. Sinabung is around one of 130 active volcanoes in Indonesia, part of the pacific's so-called "Ring of fire." Rescuers are now digging through the ash searching for more victims. Alex Marquardt, ABC news, London.
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