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Merapi, the Indonesian volcano on Java that has been eruption on and off since October 26th, has erupted again today, forcing even more people to evacuate the mountainsides and area close to the volcano. More than 200.000 people have already been evacuated from the area. Even the stubborn farmers that stayed behind to watch over their cattle are now taking the eruptions seriously and leaving the flanks of the Merapi volcano.

Recent reports claim 128 people already died as a result of the eruptions of the Indonesian volcano. Today’s eruption of gasses and ash is reported less severe than the eruption of Thursday night.

Singapore Airline officials have cancelled flights from and to Jakarta as a result of the latest eruption, mostly due to the ash cloud formed above and around the volcano sight.