November 12th, 2010
09:22 AM ET

Death toll from Indonesia volcano surpasses 200

The death toll from the recent eruptions of Indonesia's Mount Merapi volcano has reached 206 and nearly 400,000 people have had to flee their homes, a national disaster official said Friday.

Mount Merapi, which looms on the horizon north of the major city of Yogyakarta, erupted October 26. It is located on the island of Java.

"Rescue workers recovered more bodies in the villages," said Haartje Robert Winerungan of the National Disaster Coordination Agency. "In total, there are 150 victims burned to death."

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  1. lvgirl

    A prayer to all who suffer from this disaster. namaste

    November 12, 2010 at 1:01 pm | Report abuse |
  2. 517blingdongding

    This is a tragedy.

    November 13, 2010 at 12:50 am | Report abuse |