Indonesian volcano prompts evacuations

Up to 1,200 people have fled an active volcano in northern Indonesia, disaster officials said Monday, CNN reports. The evacuations were made from two villages near Mount Karangetang, on Siau Island, the country’s National Disaster Management Agency said. Local and national officials estimated the number of evacuees at between 800 – 1,200 people, with damage reported to a home, a church and some bridges. The nearly 6,000-foot (1,827-meter) volcano is one of Indonesia’s most active. An eruption in August killed four people.

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