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Mount Merapi erupts, spewing hot ash

  • Slamet Susanto

    The Jakarta Post

Yogyakarta | Wed, October 27 2010 | 10:33 am

PREMIUM Mount Merapi erupted Tuesday afternoon, spewing hot ash down its slopes and forcing residents to finally flee, reluctantly, to safety.The volcano erupted just hours after Vice President Boediono visited its observation station and talked with evacuees, mostly elderly people and children, who have sheltered in makeshift tents since the volcano hit top alert status on Monday.Boediono, who was flanke...