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Ash clouds in Indonesia hit village

Ash clouds in Indonesia hit village
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POSTED: Thursday, November 4, 2010 - 3:25pm

UPDATED: Thursday, November 4, 2010 - 3:45pm

MOUNT MERAPI, Indonesia (AP) - Local television is reporting
that an eruption at Indonesia's deadly volcano has sent searing
clouds of ash cascading down the mountain, setting several houses
ablaze in a slope-side village.

A rescue worker told TVOne at least one man was killed and
footage showed more than a dozen injured being carried into a
hospital on stretchers early Friday.

It was not immediately clear why the village - 6 miles (8
kilometers) from the crater and well inside the "danger-zone" -
had not been evacuated.

Witnesses told the station more victims were waiting for help.
Mount Merapi, one of the world's most active volcanoes, has
claimed at least 44 lives since bursting back to life on Oct. 26.
More than 100 others have been injured.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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