Indonesia volcano killed 85 in latest eruption

INDONESIA’S Mount Merapi volcano killed 85 people in its latest eruption, with scores more suffering severe burns.

Many of the dead were in Argomulyo village, about 20 kilometres rom the crater of Merapi, as deadly heat clouds hit their village early yesterday.

The latest deaths bring the overall toll to 128 since the country’s most active volcano started erupting on October26.

“The death toll has risen to 85 people and 289 people are injured,” disaster management agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said.

Singapore Airlines (SIA) cancelled flights earlier today to and from the Indonesian capital Jakarta.

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