Indonesia’s most volatile volcano is erupting, spewing hot ash into the air.
Mount Merapi has sent thousands of residents running for their lives.
Reports say at least a dozen people have been killed and 20 have been injured.
Authorities have been trying since Monday to evacuate more than 11,000 villagers living near the slopes, which are 460 kilometres from Indonesia.
Those who managed to flee the avalanche of volcanic rocks have taken refuge in makeshift shelters.
Experts are concerned pressure is building behind a massive lava dome that has formed near the tip of the crater.
They fear it could produce Merapi’s biggest blast in years.
When the volcano erupted in 1994, it killed 70 people.
The most deadly blast, however, was in 1930 when it claimed 1,300 lives.
Indonesian volcano erupts, 12 dead