Sumatra volcano prompts evacuations

Thousands flee west Indonesian island after volcano erupts.



    Indonesia has issued a red alert after the Sinabung volcano on the western island of Sumatra erupted for the first time in 400 years.

    The volcano spewed smoke and ash 1,500 metres into the air, forcing the evacuation of thousands of people from the Karo district in North Sumatra on Sunday.

    Al Jazeera's Azhar Sukri has the story.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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