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Erupting volcano forces 1,000 to flee in Indonesia

By Associated Press

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LAST UPDATED: 07:59 a.m. HST, Jul 12, 2011


JAKARTA, Indonesia >> Nearly 1,000 residents have fled two villages near an Indonesian volcano that has been erupting this week and has a history of violent explosions.

Disaster managment official Warsito said 977 people from Kaskasen and Kinilow villages evacuated Tuesday to a school in the district town of Tomohon.

Mount Lokon has been at the highest alert level since Sunday and has had small eruptions daily. People were urged to stay up to 2.2 miles from the 5,741-foot volcano.

The mountain in north Sulawesi province is one of about 129 active volcanos in Indonesia.

Its last major eruption in 1991 killed a Swiss hiker and forced thousands of people to flee their homes.







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