Choking plumes of hot ash, thick smoke and torrents of lava – such apocalyptic scenes could be witnessed in Indonesia as Mount Sinabung struck, killing at least seven people. Social media has been flooded with photos and videos of the devastating volcano rumbling to life. The 2,460-meter-high Sinabung, one of 127 active volcanoes in Indonesia, has been erupting since Saturday.

All victims were found in the village of Gamber in close proximity to the volcano, National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said in a statement. The people were working on their farms when they were killed. READ MORE