Spiritualist guardian of Indonesian volcano among those killed

INDONESIAN establishment are scrambling to deal with two lethal events after a tsunami and volcanic eruptions struck two region of the archipelago.

Rescue workers and fishermen searched for survivors in waters west of Sumatra after a influential earthquake and resulting tsunami killed at least 154 populace and left 400 missing on Monday. Thousands additional were left homeless.

Concerning 1200 kilometres to the east, on the island of Java, thousands of villagers fled eruption of Indonesia's most volatile volcano, Mount Merapi, after it begin spewing hot ash on Tuesday. Twenty-nine people have died, and at least 15 were injured, a number of with severe burns.

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