The Mount Lokon volcano erupting
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Indonesians flee new volcano eruption on Sulawesi

Thousands of residents have been forced back into emergency shelters after a volcano in central Indonesia unleashed its most powerful eruption in weeks.

Mount Lokon, on Sulawesi, started erupting at around 1035 local time (0335 GMT) on Sunday.

It spewed hot ash and smoke 3,500-metres (11,500ft) into the air, according to reports.

  • 17 Jul 2011