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Merapi evacuees return to a wasteland

  • Slamet Susanto

    The Jakarta Post

Yogyakarta | Sun, December 5 2010 | 12:51 pm

PREMIUM After more than a month of living at makeshift shelters, thousands of victims of the Mt. Merapi eruptions started to return home to their devastated houses and villages on Saturday.

They decided to go home after the Volcanic Technology Development and Research Agency lowered Merapi’s alert status as of Friday evening.

However, many returned home briefly on Saturday to survey the da...