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Volcano: Deaths As Indonesia's Rokatenda Blows

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posted on Aug, 10 2013 @ 10:43 AM
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Villagers on a beach are swept away by lava, an official says, as hot ash from the volcano is blown 6,500ft in the air.


Lava spewing from a volcano killed six people sleeping in a beach village in Indonesia as hot ash and smoke shot up to 2,000m (6,560ft) in the air. Mount Rokatenda, on Palue island, erupted early on Saturday, when more than 3,000 people were evacuated from the area. The victims included three adults and two children who were swept away by lava, an official from the National Disaster Mitigation Agency said.
The age of the sixth casualty is unclear.
The children's bodies have not been recovered from Ponge beach, in Rokirole village.
Rokatenda has been rumbling since October 2012.
Indonesia sits along the Pacific Ring of Fire - the name given to a horseshoe-shaped series of fault lines that leave the region prone to earthquakes and volcanic activity.


'Swept away by lava' what an awful way to go!




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posted on Aug, 10 2013 @ 10:47 AM
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Terrible conditions to have to deal with, 1 prays for those lost that were in the direction of the fire.
GOD BLESS



posted on Aug, 10 2013 @ 10:54 AM
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Swept away by lava?
More like incinerated on touch.

Terrible way to go. I hope they find more survivors.



posted on Aug, 11 2013 @ 09:00 AM
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Dumb question wouldn't their bodies be turned into ash or something like the city of Pompeii because of the heat of the lava?



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