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At Least 14 Killed in Fresh Eruption from Indonesian Volcano.

Jakarta, Rabi'II 01, 1435, February 01, 2014, SPA -- At least 14 people were killed Saturday when a volcano on the Indonesian island of Sumatra spewed lava and hot gas, dpa quoted an aid worker as saying.

"It is likely we'll find more victims," Benny Kaban, a local Protestant minister and aid worker, said by telephone.

Mount Sinabung in North Sumatra's Karo district has been erupting since September, displacing more than 30,000 people.

Saturday's eruption came a day after the National Disaster Management Agency said residents living farther than 5 kilometres from the peak were being allowed to return to their homes after a lull in activity.

The 2,460-metre volcano had been dormant for 400 years before it erupted in August 2010.

! Jakarta, Rabi'II 01, 1435, February 01, 2014, SPA -- At least 14 people were killed Saturday when a volcano on the Indonesian island of Sumatra spewed lava and hot gas, dpa quoted an aid worker as saying.

"It is likely we'll find more victims," Benny Kaban, a local Protestant minister and aid worker, said by telephone.

Mount Sinabung in North Sumatra's Karo district has been erupting since September, displacing more than 30,000 people.

Saturday's eruption came a day after the National Disaster Management Agency said residents living farther than 5 kilometres from the peak were being allowed to return to their homes after a lull in activity.

The 2,460-metre volcano had been dormant for 400 years before it erupted in August 2010.

-- SPA 15:30 LOCAL TIME 12:30 GMT

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