Volcano erupts on Sulawesi as time runs short to rescue survivors of earthquake and tsunami

A volcano has erupted on the same Indonesian island that is recovering from a devastating tsunami that struck just days ago.

The official death toll from the 7.5-magnitude quake that struck the west coast of the Sulawesi island stood at 1,374, many killed by tsunami waves triggered by the quake.

Time was running out on Wednesday for anyone trapped in the rubble of a devastating earthquake and tsunami in Indonesia, five days after disaster struck, while increasingly angry survivors waited for an aid operation to move into high gear.

Adding to Sulawesi’s woes, the Soputan volcano in the north of the island, about 600km northeast of Palu, erupted early on Wednesday but there were no reports of any casualties or damage. Ash columns reached 4km into the air but were not expected to disrupt flights.

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