Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Eruption of Mount Merapi
After several weeks of volcanic activities, Mount Merapi in Central Java erupted on Tuesday 26 October..
According to Kompas, 16 people have died and many others wounded because of breathing Hot Ash from the eruption of the 1,968 meters high volcanic mountain.
Several weeks before the eruption the local government has urged 11,400 villagers living on the mountain to evacuate. But only the old people and children fled, while adults stayed to tend to homes and farms on the mountain's fertile slopes.
Considering the above, I would like to express my deepest condolence and sympathy to the people who have died, and hope that their families would be given the strength to carry on.
Photo : Courtesy of Poedji Zone.