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Photostream : Indonesia's Mount Merapi spews volcanic ash again and death toll at 206

12 Nov

Mount Merapi volcano erupts, as seen from Manisrenggo village in Klaten of Indonesia's central Java province November 12, 2010. Mount Merapi volcano, on the outskirts of Yogyakarta city in central Java, began spewing searing hot gas and ash clouds more than two weeks ago. Displaced more than 320,000 people. The death toll from a series of eruptions from an Indonesian volcano has risen to 206, officials said. Mount Merapi began unleashing torrents of hot gas, rock and other debris more than two weeks ago after years of dormancy. The most significant blast came last Friday, the deadliest day at the mountain in decades. The National Disaster Management Agency said that the toll had gone up from 194 to 206, after counting additional people who died from respiratory problems, heart attacks and other illnesses related to the eruptions. Hot ash was pouring more slowly from the volcano, but experts warned residents to stay away, saying it could erupt again.(Getty Images / REUTERS/Dwi Oblo )

Mount Merapi volcano erupts in Indonesia's central Java province in this aerial view taken November 11, 2010. Mount Merapi volcano, on the outskirts of Yogyakarta city in central Java, began spewing searing hot gas and ash clouds more than two weeks ago. Displaced more than 320,000 people. The death toll from a series of eruptions from an Indonesian volcano has risen to 206, officials said. Mount Merapi began unleashing torrents of hot gas, rock and other debris more than two weeks ago after years of dormancy. The most significant blast came last Friday, the deadliest day at the mountain in decades. The National Disaster Management Agency said that the toll had gone up from 194 to 206, after counting additional people who died from respiratory problems, heart attacks and other illnesses related to the eruptions. Hot ash was pouring more slowly from the volcano, but experts warned residents to stay away, saying it could erupt again (Getty Images / REUTERS/Raditya Djati )

Refugees from the eruption of Mount Merapi volcano select clothes at a temporary shelter in Sleman of Indonesia's central Java province November 12, 2010. Mount Merapi volcano, on the outskirts of Yogyakarta city in central Java, began spewing searing hot gas and ash clouds more than two weeks ago, and has killed 194 people, disrupted flights and displaced more than 320,000 people. (Getty Images / REUTERS/Dwi Oblo )

Statues of Rama and Sinta are covered volcanic ash from the eruption of Mount Merapi at Muntilan, Magelang, Indonesia, Friday Nov. 12, 2010.(Getty Images / AP Photo / Achmad Ibrahim)

Indonesian Muslim pray at a mosque covered with volcanic ash from the eruption of Mount Merapi at Muntilan, Magelang, Indonesia, Friday Nov 12, 2010.(Geety Images / AP Photo/Achmad Ibrahim)

Volcanic ash from the eruption of Mount Merapi covers the Borobudur temple in Magelang, Indonesia, Friday, Nov. 11, 2010. (Getty Images / AP Photo / Achmad Ibrahim )

An Indonesian dries her laundry while taking shelter at an evacuation centre following Mount Merapi's eruption in Sleman on November 12, 2010. Indonesia's most active volcano sent clouds of ash high into the sky after a series of major eruptions, with an alert status remaining in force, an official said yesterday. Since Mount Merapi began erupting in late October, a total of 194 people have died, according to yesterday's updated toll, and more than 360,000 people have been forced to live in makeshift camps outside the danger zone. (Photo by ROSLAN RAHMAN/AFP/Getty Images)

 
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