An unexpected lahar due to heavy rains has buried 9 trucks at Mount Merapi in Indonesia on October 27, 2016.
The miners and truck drivers managed to escape just before the volcanic debris flow engulfed their cars.
Recent heavy rains have triggered a lahar that flew down from Merapi along the Bebeng river valley.
Besides destroying everything in its path, the volcanic debris flash flood also buried nine trucks transporting miners back to their villages.
The miners and the truck drivers managed to escape when the lava flood arrived. But the trucks are buried in stones and mud.
There is no place to secure the trucks, which are badly damaged. A new ‘road’ must be created to reach the location.
Do to the steep landscape, the scene is hard to reach. Miners and drivers haven’t been rescued today, as the conditions are too dangerous.
The scene can only be reached through the river Kali Bebeng. The sediment and the lava makes it almost impossible to pass.
The victims of the lahar should be evacuated tomorrow. Pray for them in the meantime!