Nowhere To Go When the Volcano Blows in Indonesia
Indonesia is a country with 130 active volcanos, one of which is Mt. Semeru. This volcano is on the most populous island, Java, home to 145 million people.
On Saturday, December 4, Mt. Semeru erupted, killing one and injuring at least 41 from lava burns. There were films of people fleeing an enormous cloud of ash that blocked out the sun. Fortunately, this volcano is on the opposite side of Java from Jakarta, the capital city.
Thick smoke, a power outage, and rains that might cause mudslides all challenge rescue efforts. Right this minute, emergency workers are trying to move everyone to safety. They need our prayers now!
BBC News, Indonesia volcano: Dozens injured as residents flee huge ash cloud from Mt Semeru. December 4, 2021