More evacuations after eruption of Indonesia’s Mount Semeru
06 December 2022 | 10:50 am
More people have fled after Sunday's eruption of the Mount Semeru volcano in Indonesia. Rescuers were evacuating homes in the exclusion zone as officials warned of a continued threat from cooling lava.
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