Indonesia volcano death toll rises to 240

Indonesia's Mount Merapi volcano has killed 240 people since it began erupting late last month, with more than 390,000 people in makeshift camps, an official said.

Rescue personnel look for victims of Merapi volcano's eruption in the village of Glagaharjo, in the district of Sleman, on November 12.

"The Merapi death toll has reached 240 people. And about 390,000 people have fled their homes," a disaster management official said on Saturday, updating the previous official toll of 206.

The official, who declined to be named, said the toll had risen after rescuers recovered more bodies in the central Java area where the volcano is located.

source AFP

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