DEVELOPING: Mount Sinabung Volcano Unleashes Fresh Eruptions in Indonesia

Mount Sinabung on Indonesia’s Sumatra island has spewed hot smoke and ash high into the air on Wednesday, in its latest violent eruptions. According to the local disaster agency, the volcano has erupted repeatedly in recent days, pumping hot gas clouds up to 3 km into the sky. Reports said clouds of smoke from the molten lava covered the sky above a school in North Sumatra province,

where children were playing outside in the yard. However, the authorities insisted that the school is safe as it is located outside a 7km restricted area around the volcano. Mount Sinabung is a highly active volcano on Sumatra Island. It has been erupting almost continuously since 2013. Despite it, the villagers continue their precarious existences in that area by putting on masks to go shopping as ash falls from the sky, and tending to their crops. READ MORE