Tag Archives: Java

Thousands flee as Indonesia’s Mount Semeru erupts

Indonesia’s Mount Semeru erupted on Saturday, spewing out a tower of smoke and ash that plunged local communities into darkness and forced thousands of nearby residents to flee. There were no immediate reports of casualties, the country’s disaster mitigation agency said. But rescuers moved to evacuate local residents as lava …

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Indonesian army helicopter crashes, killing 3, report says

An Indonesian army helicopter crashed in Central Java province on Saturday, killing three of the nine passengers on board, a TV report said. There was no immediate confirmation from the army on the incident. There were nine passengers aboard the helicopter, Kompas TV reported. Six passengers were injured and evacuated …

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Indonesia urges calm after deadly Papua protests.

Indonesian government has called for calm following violent protests, including in Papua Province, over racial discrimination. “Why must we kill each other because we’re offended?” Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal and Security Affairs Wiranto said at a joint news conference with several Papuan figures in the capital, Jakarta, on Friday. …

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Video: Volcano erupts near Bandung city in Indonesia.

A volcano erupted near Indonesia’s third-biggest city of Bandung on July 26, sending ash several hundred meters into the air and triggering warnings for people to stay away. Broadcasters showed footage of cars and motorbikes driving away from Tangkuban Parahu on roads covered by ash. The disaster mitigation agency said …

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