Indonesia’s volcano spews ash, gas; 1 dood, dozens hurt

Mount Semeru’s eruption in Lumajang district in East Java province left several villages blanketed with falling ash.

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A thunderstorm and days of rain, which had eroded and finally collapsed the lava dome atop the 3,676-meter (12,060-voet) Semeru, triggered an eruption, said Eko Budi Lelono, who heads the geological survey center.

Ash covers the street in the Lumajang District in Indonesia, op Saterdag, Des. 4, 2021 after Mount Semeru’s eruption.   Indonesia's highest volcano on Java island has spewed thick columns of ash, searing gas and lava down its slopes in a sudden eruption triggered by heavy rains. (AP-foto)

Ash covers the street in the Lumajang District in Indonesia, op Saterdag, Des. 4, 2021 after Mount Semeru’s eruption. Indonesia’s highest volcano on Java island has spewed thick columns of ash, searing gas and lava down its slopes in a sudden eruption triggered by heavy rains. (AP-foto)

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