By: Larissa Chalouhi, Staff Reporter, The Pawprint
Around 34 people have died due to the eruption of the highest volcano in Java which is East of Indonesia’s capital. Officials have stated that 17 are missing, after the eruption on Saturday.
Joko Widodo, who is Indonesia’s president, vowed to quickly rebuild communities that have been destroyed. The Indonesian Red Cross alerted the public that the death toll in Java is expected to rise.
“Villages and nearby towns were blanketed by tons of volcanic debris as searing gas and lava flowed down the slopes. Nearly 3,000 houses and 38 schools were damaged, according to Muhari” states euronews.