Indonesia’s Mount Sinabung volcano erupts again


A volcano in Indonesia’s North Sumatra province erupted Tuesday, sending hot gas and ash three kilometres into the sky, an official said.

Mount Sinabung has erupted intermittently since late 2013 and thousands of people are still in temporary shelters as a result of the previous round of eruptions.

Searing gas and rock travelled four kilometres down the volcano’s slopes, said Sutopo Nugroho, spokesman for the National Disaster Management Agency.

No injuries were reported after the latest eruption but officials advised people stay away from a seven-kilometre exclusion zone.

Sixteen people were killed in early 2014 during an intense period of eruptions.