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Published: 6/6/2006

Villagers evacuated as Indonesia s Mount Merapi volcano spews more lava, hot gas

ASSOCIATED PRESS

MOUNT MERAPI, Indonesia Officials evacuated 11,000 villagers from around Mount Merapi volcano as it shot out lava and superheated clouds of gas, authorities said today.

The mountain s lava dome has swelled in recent weeks, raising fears that it could suddenly collapse and send out scalding clouds of fast-moving gas and debris into populated areas.

The government of nearby Magelang district mobilized more than 40 trucks and cars to evacuate about 11,000 villagers from three subdistricts near the foot of the mountain, said Edy Susanto, a district official.

He said the villagers were taken to temporary shelters, including school buildings.

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