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Agency urges families to leave volcano

  • The Jakarta Post

| Wed, April 20 2011 | 08:00 am

PREMIUM JAKARTA: Residents living near Mt. Merapi should be evacuated because the volcano will remain active for the next century at least, the National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) says.

The BNPB said an exclusion zone of 1,300 hectares spanning Sleman regency, Yogyakarta and 10 hectares around Balerante village in Kemalang Klaten district, Central Java, should be established.

“The p...