In Indonesia, A Lightning Storm Illuminates An Erupting Volcano
A huge volcanic eruption on the Indonesian island of Java has sparked major evacuations. Photographers have captured terrifying photos of lighting striking the volcanic plume.
Mount Kelud, in the heavily populated Kediri regency, erupted late on Thursday night, closing three international airports in the region.
A series of huge blasts unleashed stones and gravel, causing panic amongst villagers who fled to safer areas.
Three people are reported to have died.
Ash has fallen as far as 600 kilometers (370 miles) away.
More than 76,000 people fled their homes.
Two hundred thousand people are living in the six mile radius of the crater.
Mount Kelud last erupted in 2007 although there were no fatalities.
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