Death toll climbs to 24 in Indonesia volcano eruption

09:21, 27 October 2010
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The volcano erupted...

The death toll rose to at least 24 on Wednesday, a day after the Mount Merapi volcano erupted in Indonesia, officials said, according to CNN.

The volcano injured 28 others in Merapi, and displaced more than 22,000 residents, said Ibu Neulis Zuliasri, of the National Disaster Agency.

The volcano erupted at least three times Tuesday, forcing thousands of nearby residents to flee.

Mount Merapi, which looms on the horizon north of the major city of Yogyakarta, is one of Indonesia`s most active volcanoes and lies in one of the world`s most densely populated areas. The volcano has a summit elevation of nearly 10,000 feet [3,000 meters].

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