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Indonesia's Mount Sinabung spews ash 5,000 metres high into sky

08:35 PM Aug 10, 2020 | ANI

Jakarta: Mount Sinabung in Indonesia erupted on Monday morning spewing ash 5,000 metres high into the sky, CNN reported.

The media reports quoted Indonesia's Volcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation Center as confirming no casualties due to the eruption.

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In an earlier report, The Jakarta Post said the ash has destroyed the nearby plantations.

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Meanwhile, the villagers have been advised to stay 5 kilometres from the crater's mouth.

The Jakarta Post reported that the officials of the disaster agency, along with local military and police personnel, had distributed 1,500 masks and assisted locals in cleaning the volcanic ash. The local fire department has despatched five trucks to help with the cleaning.

The eruption had begun on Saturday after a year of inactivity. Last year the eruption had occurred on May 7 and then on June 9.

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