Volcano in western Indonesia erupts again

January 5, 2014 6:38 AM

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Volcano in western Indonesia erupts again

KARO, Indonesia (AP) — Authorities extended a danger zone around a rumbling volcano in western Indonesia on Sunday after it spewed blistering gas farther than expected, sending panicked residents streaming down the sides of the mountain.

Mount Sinabung's booming explosion just after midnight triggered a panicked evacuation. Men with ash-covered faces streamed down the scorched slopes on motorcycles, followed by truckloads of women and children, many crying. Officials barked out orders on bullhorns as rocks and debris rained from the...

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