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Indonesia disaster death toll climbs to 377 as volcano erupts once againIndonesia’s most active volcano Mount Merapi which once again erupted spitting up tons of ashes and debris for the second time of the week, which made thousands to evacuate their houses. The death roll keeps of rising because of the eruption and as well as of tsunami and it has almost reached 377 as of Thursday morning reports. However still no clear information regarding the casualties soon after the second eruption. It has been estimated that nearly 40,000 people have be evacuated to safer destinations near to the volcano region, however many have just started to get back to their destination soon the volcano started to calm down.

According to the government reports as per Thursday claims that death rate due to the tsunami hit part of western Mentawai island has climbed to 343 so far. The tsunami of 10 feet sea water struck hardly on the sea shore region soon after a massive earth quake which struck Indonesia on Monday which measured 7.5 magnitude. The next day after the earth quake the Mount Merapi on the outskirts of Yogyakarta city burst out heavily this killed nearly 34 people.

Indonesia’s Mount Merapi erupted on Thursday for the second time in a week, blasting vast plumes of ash into the sky, as the death toll from the initial eruption and a tsunami that hit remote western islands reached 377.
Indonesia President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono who was in a schedule to make his presence in the summit of Asian leaders meeting in Hanoi has cancelled his schedule and came to his nation soon after the massive disaster.

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