As a result of the eruption of the Semeru volcano on the island of Java in Indonesia, the death toll has increased to 13 people. Another 7 people remain missing, reports The Times of Israel.
Another 57 people were hospitalized, 16 of them are in critical condition with severe burns.
Rescuers continue to search operations, but the work is hampered by thick mud and debris resulting from the destruction of houses.
Semeru volcano began to erupt suddenly this Saturday, December 4, throwing pillars of smoke into the sky to a height of more than 12,000 meters. At the same time, nearby villages were covered with ash. Scientists speculate that the eruption was triggered by heavy downpours that destroyed the volcanic dome.