Numerous tourists go missing after Indonesian volcano erupts
Jakarta: Several hundred tourists were feared trapped after Mount Barujari on the island of Lombok in Indonesia erupted spewing a massive column of ash into the atmosphere on Wednesday.
“More than 1,100 people have been evacuated from the site,” said the country’s disaster management agency. The volcano, which is also known as the Child of Mount Rinjani as it sits within the mount’s caldera, erupted on Tuesday afternoon.
It may be mentioned that the column of ash reached as much as 2,000 meters. “Nearly 4,000 foreign as well as national tourists had been registered to climb the mountain since Sunday last,” said Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, a Disaster Mitigation Agency spokesman.