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Indonesia on volcano alert
 
Thousands of Indonesians have been asked to stay away from their homes on the slopes of Mount Merapi after officials raised the alert level to maximum [AFP]
Relief workers have been conducting evacuation drills since last week, with scientists on Tuesday warning of a possible major eruption [EPA]
Some 40,000 people live in the shadows of the rumbling mountain, which is Indonesia's most active volcano [Reuters]
The volatile 2,968-metre volcano near the Javanese cultural capital of Jogjakarta has recorded increased activity in recent days [AFP]
Hundreds of elderly residents, as well as women and children, have been moved to makeshift camps set up at government buildings and sports fields [AFP]
As Mount Merapi is the most active volcano in Indonesia residents delayed evacuating for fear of a false alarm [Reuters]
Eruptions from Mount Merapi have killed more than 1,300 people in the past 80 years, with the last eruption in 2006 [Reuters]
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