Sunday, August 29, 2010

Thousands flee Indonesia volcano

Jakarta, Aug 30 (DPA) Monday, August 30, 2010 --> Mount Sinabung on the Indonesian island of Sumatra Monday erupted for a second time, forcing more than 20,000 people to remain in evacuation centres, officials said. The Volcanology and Geological Disaster Mitigation Centre said Sinabung's second eruption occurred at 6.30 a.m. (2330 GMT Sunday), belching a column of smoke and dust 1,500m in the air. Indonesia has already issued a red alert after the Sinabung volcano on the western island of Sumatra erupted for the first time in 400 years. So people are migrating to the safer places.