Indonesia volcano: Dozens injured as residents flee huge ash cloud from Mt Semeru

At least 13 people have now died and dozens more are injured after a volcano erupted on Indonesia’s Java island on Saturday, emergency authorities said.

Residents were filmed fleeing a giant ash cloud from Mt Semeru.

Pictures show entire villages buried in volcanic ash up to rooftops, and locals have described thick smoke blocking the Sun, leaving them in pitch darkness.

Officials said at least 57 people have been injured, with many suffering severe burns.

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