Indonesian volcano erupts, spewing ash near third-biggest city

Indonesia volcano erupts
The Tangkuban Parahu volcano erupted near Indonesia's third-biggest city of Bandung on July 26, 2019. Copyright Indonesia National Disaster Management Agency
By Reuters with NBC News World News
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A volcano erupted near the Indonesian city of Bandung on Friday, sending ash hundreds of meters into the air and triggering warnings for people to stay away.

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JAKARTA, Indonesia — A volcano erupted near Indonesia's third-biggest city of Bandung on Friday, sending ash several hundred yards into the air and triggering warnings for people to stay away.

Broadcasters showed footage of cars and motorbikes driving away from Tangkuban Parahu on roads covered by ash. The disaster mitigation agency said the tourism spot had been closed and the alert status of the volcano was being evaluated.

The volcano is about 18 miles north of Bandung, the capital of West Java province.

Indonesia is on the so-called Pacific Ring of Fire and has scores of active volcanoes, sometimes posing a threat to life and disrupting air travel, particularly on the most heavily populated islands like Java and Bali.

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