Via The Jakarta Globe: Kelud Death Toll Reaches 6 as Some Airports Resume Service. Excerpt:
Six have died so far in the wake of Mount Kelud’s forceful Thursday eruption, which drove tens of thousands of Central and East Java residents from their homes and scattered ash as far as Bandung, West Java — some 600 kilometers distant.
“We are still identifying [the causes of death] and waiting for autopsy results,” Malang Disaster Mitigation Agency (BPBD) officer Yafan told Indonesian news portal Kompas.com.
While respiratory problems were likely culprits for the deaths, at least one death and one critical injury were caused by the collapse of the roof of a Malang shelter under the weight of collected ash.
The volatile volcano, located in Kediri, East Java, erupted again on Saturday morning, but with far less impact than Thursday’s massive event.
“People have reported that at around 6 a.m. Kelud erupted again, but on a smaller scale,” Khoirul Huda, an observer in the nearby village of Sugihwaras, told Kompas.com. “Ash was as high as one kilometer above the top of the [volcano].”