Merapi cold lava flood buries 21 homes
No one was killed after a flood of volcanic material
from Mount Merapi buried 21 houses in Sleman, Central Java, on Saturday night.
Flood waters started entering Agromulyo village early
Saturday evening after heavy rains earlier in the afternoon, according to Sri
Nurani, a local resident.
“First it was just hot, murky water flowing through a
path in the middle of the village, but it started getting stronger and was followed
by material such as sand and stone,” she said on Sunday, as quoted by kompas.com.
A family of three that was slow to join the
evacuation of area near Gendol River after the rain started reportedly suffered
Sunaryo, a victim, said that the flood came too quickly
for him to escape.
“This is the biggest flood I have ever seen,” he
of motorcycles and several livestock animals were also buried in the flood.