Indonesian volcano death toll rises to 191

Indonesia`s Mount Merapi volcano has killed 191 people since it began erupting late last month, with more than 340,000 people in makeshift camps, an official said.

Last Updated: Nov 10, 2010, 15:47 PM IST

Jakarta: Indonesia`s Mount Merapi volcano
has killed 191 people since it began erupting late last month,
with more than 340,000 people in makeshift camps, an official
said on Wednesday.

"The death toll from Merapi has reached 191. More than
340,000 people have fled their homes," a disaster management
official told a news agency.

The official, who refused to give his name, said the
sharp increase in the death toll from 151 was likely due to
rescuers recovering more bodies in the central Java area where
the volcano is located.

PTI