More than 2,700 residents have been evacuated to their homes and thousands of people have been affected after a volcano erupted in East Nusa Tenggara province of Indonesia. Authorities have expanded the four kilometres no-go zone area as smoke and ashes have engulfed the entire region following the deadly volcano that broke out last Sunday.
According to Reuters, no casualties were reported as of now but at least 26 villages sought refuge as people are in a panic due to smoke and ashes.
Authorities have urged people to stay home and avoid all the activities, especially in no-go-zone areas.
Meanwhile, Nusa Tenggara’s Wanapitei airport is temporarily closed following the volcano.
According to Indonesia’s Disaster Management Agency, Indonesia has nearly 130 active volcanoes which affect for months and weeks.