Six Killed in Indonesian Volcanic Eruption

On the island of Palue


Six people have been killed in a volcanic eruption on a tiny island in Indonesia, officials have said.

Mount Rokatenda, on the island of Palue some 2,000km (1,250 miles) east of Jakarta, spewed ash and rocks 2km into the air.

Disaster officials said hot ash covered a nearby beach, leaving four adults and two children dead.

The volcano had been rumbling since late last year, forcing the evacuation of hundreds of people.