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Monday 3 August 2015

Indonesia volcano death toll is now over 300

Published 25/11/2010 | 03:15

Mount Merapi spews volcanic material as seen from Sleman, Indonesia
Mount Merapi spews volcanic material as seen from Sleman, Indonesia

The number of people killed in recent eruptions of Indonesia's most volatile volcano has risen to 324, officials have said.

Syamsul Maarif, of the National Disaster Management Agency, said the death toll from Mount Merapi's eruptions rose after some victims succumbed to severe burns and more bodies were found on its slopes.

The volcano's eruption on October 26 occurred less than 24 hours after a tsunami slammed into the remote Mentawai islands.

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