karo village

A mother holds her son as they watch the eruption of Mount Sinabung at Berastepu village in Karo district, Indonesia’s North Sumatra province, January 10, 2014. More than 22,000 villagers have been evacuated since authorities raised the alert status for Sinabung to the highest level in November 2013, local media reported on Friday. REUTERS/Beawiharta

INDONESIA, Sukameriah : In this photograph taken on October 30, 2014, a house is in ruins and partly buried by volcanic ash and lava from the eruption of Mount Sinabung volcano seen in the background, as seen from the abandoned Sukameriah village in Karo district located in the volcano’s danger zone. Indonesian President Joko Widodo ordered authorities to speed up the relocation of displaced residents during his visit at the evacuation center in Karo district in Sumatra island on October 29, 2014. Sinabung began erupting on September 2013 and in February 2014 an eruption killed about 17 people while more than 33,000 residents were forced to flee their homes. AFP PHOTO / SUTANTA ADITYA