Larger than average pyroclastic flow claims at least 7 victims

A series of pyroclastic flows occurred in the afternoon of the 22nd of May - sadly, at least one of them was was much larger than most others during the past months, and claimed several fatalities among local farmers who were working on their fields within the exclusion zone, approx. 4 km from the volcano. The latest update includes 7 dead and at least 2 badly bunt among the victims. 
The pyroclastic flows - turbulent avalanches of hot debris and ash, caused by partial collapses of the slowly growing lava dome and its over-spilling lava lobes on the upper steep flanks - occurred in a series at 14:28, 15:08 and 16:39 local time.
 

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