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Twin disasters - a tsunami and a volcano eruption - have hit Indonesia. At least 154 people have been killed in the tsunami, while more than 28 died when Mount Merapi erupted. Thousands were forced to flee and seek refuge in shelters. Scientists had warned that pressure building beneath the volcano's lava dome could trigger one of the most powerful blasts in years.
Military begins forced evacuations after Indonesia's volcano erupts again
04:05 PM Oct 30, 2010
MOUNT MERAPI, Indonesia (AP) - Indonesia's military has forced villagers off the slopes of the country's most volatile volcano as it unleashed a new powerful explosion that claimed another victim and temporarily shut down an airport. Officials warned it would be some time before life returns to normal.
Camouflaged troops stood guard Saturday in front of ash-covered homes. Local television showed one woman who refused evacuation orders being pinned to a stretcher as she screamed and cried in protest.
Further west, victims of a tsunami in a remote island chain waited for food and other supplies as violent storms grounded all aid deliveries. Doctors at one hospital said some of those injured by the wave