Wonderful pictures of the eruption of the Semeru volcano and the huge ash cloud that throws it

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One person died and 41 others suffered burns after a volcano erupted on the Indonesian island of Java on Saturday.

Videos posted by responders and local media showed residents fleeing while a giant ash cloud rose from behind them.

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The explosion occurred at about 14:30 local time (07:30 GMT). Local authorities set up a restricted area 5 kilometers from the crater.

Witnesses said that the rubble and thick smoke covered the neighboring villages, leaving them in complete darkness.

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