At least ten people were injured.Irwan Khoiruddin 03 July 2017 10:45
An eruption occured in Sileri Crater of Dieng Mountain on Sunday, hurting at least ten people.
National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) spokeperson Sutopo Purwo Nugroho confirmed the incident.
“Sileri Crater in Dieng Mountain area [got] phreatic eruption for 50 m at 11.30 in the morning. At least ten people were hurt and have been sent to Puskesmas 2 Batur,” he said.
From the message sent by authorities in Dieng, the crater erupted once with height of 50 meters and then it oozed cold lava. Tourists who were around the place were evacuated to Puskemas 1 Batur.
Here are some pictures of the eruption:
1. Moments after the eruption
2. Tourists leaving the place
3. Police securing the place to avoid more victims
4. The eruption as documented by Banjarnegara police
5. One of the victims