50 dead in cold lava floods in Indonesia

Destroyed house in Cangkringan Village after the 2010 eruptions.

 27 people remain missing and 37 others were injured

In West Sumatra province, Indonesia, the death toll from a cold lava flood triggered by Mt. Marapi has risen to 50, according to the country’s National Disaster Management Agency on Tuesday.

Reports from Kompas TV, citing the agency, indicate that 27 people remain missing and 37 others have been injured. Additionally, 3,396 people have been displaced as a result of the disaster, predominantly affecting the Agam and Tanah Datar regencies where residential areas were struck over the weekend.

Search and rescue efforts are ongoing, although temporary rainfall has interrupted operations. Public kitchens and mobile water treatment facilities have been established to support those affected.

The recent eruption of Mt. Marapi has caused extensive damage to residential properties, businesses, and public infrastructure. Mt. Marapi, an active volcano, experienced eruptions in December and January before its most recent eruption this past Saturday.

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