Unexpected lahar buries 9 trucks at Merapi Volcano in Indonesia

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.

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Recent heavy rains have triggered a lahar that flew down from Merapi along the Bebeng river valley.

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Besides destroying everything in its path, the volcanic debris flash flood also buried nine trucks transporting miners back to their villages.

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The miners and the truck drivers managed to escape when the lava flood arrived. But the trucks are buried in stones and mud.

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There is no place to secure the trucks, which are badly damaged. A new ‘road’ must be created to reach the location.

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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.

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The scene can only be reached through the river Kali Bebeng. The sediment and the lava makes it almost impossible to pass.

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The victims of the lahar should be evacuated tomorrow. Pray for them in the meantime!

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