Lahar from Mount Levotolo descended into two villages in Indonesia

67 people have died after a Lahar from Levotolo volcano descended into two villages in Indonesia.

Heavy rains from Tropical Storm Serokha caused the Lahar to descend on the slopes of Levotolo on the morning of April 4, 2021.

The total death toll rose to 155 as of early Monday, April 6th. 72 people are still missing.

The death toll includes 67 people who died as a result of an avalanche of debris precipitated by rain from the Levotolo volcano on Lembata Island, said Raditya Jati, a spokeswoman for the National Disaster Management Agency.

Another 49 people died on the nearby island of Adonara and 12 on the island of Alor.

Lahars, descending from the slopes of Levotolo, hit two villages – Lamavolo and Yontona, confirmed the head of the Cominfo district Lembata.

Based on information provided by the Levotolo observation post, volcanologists warned the villagers that they were exposed to lava flows and asked them to evacuate.

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