Mount Merapi’s eruption

No words to describe this huge tragedy… Looking at the photos left me totally shaken. What can I say …

Text below comes from  The Big Picture News Stories in Photographs.

Since its initial eruptions on October 25th, Indonesia’s Mount Merapi continues to spew hot gases and ash as far as 5,000 meters into the atmosphere, wreaking havoc on surrounding villages and farms, and disrupting air travel – and more than 140 people have been killed by the eruptions over the past two weeks. Hundreds of thousands of residents have been displaced, many of them living in temporary shelters until the Indonesian government reduces the existing 20 km “safe zone”, and allows them and their livestock to return. Collected here are recent images from the area near the unpredictable Mount Merapi as it still rumbles and erupts.

Click here to see the 39 photos the Boston Globe put online but be prepared, they’re shocking.

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