Mt Merapi Death Toll Rises to 322

JAKARTA Mount Merapi in Central Java has killed 322 people since it began erupting late last month, and over 130,000 people are still living in makeshift camps, an official said on Tuesday. “The Merapi death toll has reached 322 people. More than 130,000 people are still living in temporary shelters,” disaster management official Agam Ferdatama […]

Merapi Death Toll Passes 300

JAKARTA More than 300 people have been killed since Mount Merapi volcano began erupting late last month, an official said on Sunday, with more than 200,000 people still living in makeshift camps. Agam Ferdatama, a disaster management official, said the toll had now reached a total of 304. “Rescuers have recovered more bodies around the […]

Villagers Ignore Merapi Threat to Go Home

YOGYAKARTA Thousands of families returned to their villages on Monday even as scientists warned Mount Merapi volcano remained a severe threat and more bodies were found buried in the ash. Carrying their belongings on motorcycles and pickup trucks, more than 30,000 people had left emergency shelters after the government reduced a 20-kilometre exclusion zone by […]

Volcano Ash Cancels Bali Night Flights

MELBOURNE Qantas low-fare airline Jetstar has cancelled night flying into and out of Ngurah Rai International Airport because of the high-altitude ash plume from the Mt Merapi eruption in Central Java. It has rescheduled all Bali flights to land and take off in daylight so pilots can visually check for ash in the atmosphere. Jetstar […]

Dozens of Jakarta Flights Cancelled

JAKARTA Thirty-six flights to and from Jakarta’s main international airport were cancelled on Saturday because of the volcanic eruption from Mount Merapi, a Soekarno-Hatta International Airport spokesman said. “Thirty-six flights to and from Jakarta from 11 airlines have been cancelled today. I think it’s for safety reasons due to the volcanic ash from Merapi,” spokesman […]

Singapore Airlines Cancels Jakarta Flights

SINGAPORE Singapore Airlines has cancelled flights to and from Jakarta because of the violent eruption of Indonesia’s most active volcano. “Due to volcanic ash from Mount Merapi in Indonesia, flights to and from Jakarta are being temporarily suspended,” the airline said on Saturday. Merapi killed 85 people in its latest eruption on Friday, with scores […]

Merapi Death Toll Nears 100

YOGYAKARTA At least 54 people were killed and dozens injured on Friday when Mount Merapi erupted again, with scores more suffering severe burns and breathing problems, officials said. The latest deaths bring the total toll to almost 100 since the country’s most active volcano started erupting on October 26. “The number of dead bodies we […]

UPDATE 2: Mt Merapi Eruption Kills 35

RANDUSARI At least 35 people were killed and dozens injured on Friday when Mount Merapi in Central Java erupted again, burning villages as far as 18 kilometres away, officials said. The latest deaths bring the total toll to more than 70 since the country’s most active volcano started erupting on October 26. “The death toll […]

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