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Monday, 30 August 2010

More People Flee Homes as Volcano Erupts in Indonesia

 

The number of evacuees in volcano eruption in Indonesia climbed to over 21,000 on Monday and was expected to rise, spokesman of National Disaster Management Agency Priyadi Kardono said. The rise of over 9,000 evacuees from that on Sunday has caused overload on shelters, the spokesman said. Some of the evacuees have suffered from diseases, he said. "The problems at the shelters now is overload and it may become severer as the people keep flocking on the refugee centers. Besides some of the evacuees have got disease, most of them have respiratory problem," Priyadi told Xinhua by phone.

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