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Major flooding, volcanic eruptions in Indonesia

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Wednesday, January 15, 2014, 4:09 PM -

Severe weather has dominated Indonesia, with major floods and billowing smoke from Mount Sinabung.

The volcano continued its explosive months-long eruption Wednesday. Towering clouds of smoke and ash can be seen above the mountain on the island of North Sumatra.

More than 22,000 people have been forced to flee since the volcano began erupting in September of last year.


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No injuries have been linked to the volcano -- but the eruptions are threatening a nearby evacuee camp.

Meanwhile, thousands of kilometres away, one resident is dead as a result of the intense flooding in Manado.

Around 2,000 residents were forced to evacuate to nearby government buildings, hotels and shelters.

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