Refugees of Indonesian volcanic flash flood cry for help

16:36, January 14, 2011      

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Refugees of the flash flood of cold lava and mud from Merapi volcano in central Java are crying for assistance from the government as they haven't received sufficient relief aids in their shelters, meanwhile efforts to remove the debris, mud and cold lava inundating the main provincial road are underway at the moment.

The flash flood of cold lava, mud, rocks and debris that has been flowing through rivers below the Merapi volcano has been going on since a few days ago, forced thousands left their homes and sought shelters in secure places, the reported.

The massive amount of cold lava, rocks, mud and debris came up from the eruption of Merapi Volcano that eased mid last month after it actively erupting since November. The flash flood came up following torrential rain that pouring down around the volcano in the last few days.

The eruption of the most active volcano in the country had claimed 386 people and injured 131 others and displaced dozens of thousands people.

Source: Xinhua

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