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28 July 2017 21:06 (South Africa)

Imminent volcanic eruption threatens Indonesia

  • Andy Rice
    andy rice
    Andy Rice

    Andy Rice is a founding partner of Yellowwood Future Architects, a marketing strategy consultancy. In his other lives, he is the southern hemisphere's only supporter of Cambridge United Football Club, and was once upon a time the South African National Spoofing Champion. He has played football at Wembley and cricket at Lord's within the same weekend, but troubled the scorer on neither occasion. Things could only go up from here.

Local officials raised the alert level of Mount Merupi, Indonesia's most active volcano, to red on Monday morning local time, signalling a possible eruption soon. As a precaution, 19,000 locals have been ordered to evacuate the area, with 3,000 already having been moved to camps. Merupi, which means Mountain of Fire in English, had its most deadly eruption in 1930, which killed 1,300 people.  Read more: Sapa-AFP, via Times Live

  • Andy Rice
    andy rice
    Andy Rice

    Andy Rice is a founding partner of Yellowwood Future Architects, a marketing strategy consultancy. In his other lives, he is the southern hemisphere's only supporter of Cambridge United Football Club, and was once upon a time the South African National Spoofing Champion. He has played football at Wembley and cricket at Lord's within the same weekend, but troubled the scorer on neither occasion. Things could only go up from here.

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