An eruption victim is taken to Kabanjahe hospital. Credit: Antara
Via Berita Sore in Medan, North Sumatra: 14 People Killed Sinabung Heat Affected Cloud. Excerpt from a Google translation:
Fourteen people Karo, North Sumatra, on Saturday [01/02] afternoon, reportedly killed by hot clouds of Mount Sinabung and has been evacuated to the Hospital General Kabanjahe to be identified.
Media Center Coordinator Disaster Management Post Kabanjahe Sinabung, Jhonson Tarin when contacted by Reuters from Medan, said all 14 residents in a state of thermal burns due to cloud bursts Sukameriah Village, District Umbrella.
In fact, according to him, until 19:00 pm, from 14 the number of victims who died, and an estimated eight officers from the RSU already terinditifikasi Kabanjahe. "But until now, the names of the eight bodies that have not been obtained from the officer terindifikasi Kabanjahe General Hospital," he said.
Johnson said, of the 14 victims of the hot clouds, some of which, three Kabanjahe vocational students, students from Kutacane, Aceh, elementary school teachers, village residents and citizens Sukameriah field. "Until now, the 14 bodies of victims of heat clouds Sinabung still in RSU Kabanjahe," said Head of Public Relations Karo regency.
Three seriously injured
Three people suffered serious burns exposed to hot clouds of Mount Sinabung eruption that experience, still in intensive care in hospital Efarina Etaham, Kabanjahe.
Third citizens, Doni Milala (60), healthy Sembiring (48) and his son Surya Sembiring (21). Doni Milala is Sukameriah Village residents, District umbrellas that had been displaced in the Command Post Shelter, Kabanjahe.
Doni Milala deliberately returned to his hometown to see his home village Sukameriah long-abandoned due to the eruption of Mount Sinabung, while two other people were Sembiring and Surya Healthy Sembiring who live in Kabanjahe, on the fateful day Sukameriah return to the village for pilgrimage.
Sukameriah village located at the top, just 2.7 kilometers from the crater eruption Sinabung who experience it. Sukameriah village, including areas that are not safe from the effects of the eruption of Mount Sinabung, and recommended by the Agency for Volcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation inhabitants to move to shelters in Kabanjahe.
Previously, the Center for Volcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation improve the status of Mount Sinabung level "Standby" to "Caution" starting Sunday (24/11) around 10:00 am. Caution status has the potential to cause more widespread burst of material a distance of 3-4 cm size is expected to reach 4 km so that the people who live within a radius of 5 km from the crater of Mount Sinabung recommended to be evacuated.
Erik Klemetti has a Sinabung update on his Eruptions blog.