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About 25,000 people have fled from the site of a volcano which has sprung to life on Indonesia's Sumatra island.
The increasing activity on Mount Talang coincides with a string of earthquakes on Sumatra in recent weeks.

The island is still struggling to cope after last year's huge earthquake and tsunami, which killed at least 120,000 people in the province of Aceh.

Officials are also monitoring a second volcano, Tangkuban Perahu on Java island, which began rumbling overnight.

While there have been no evacuations, tourists and stall-holders have been kept away from Tangkuban Prahu.

"The status of Mount Talang is now at top alert," local vulcanologist Surono told Reuters new agency.

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Bloody hell...

Possibly multiple volcanic eruptions, well whilst the increased geological activity was expected, this really is probably the last straw for some people living on Sumatra [all they've gone through in recent times].

Just think, there are most likely many thousands of people who were directly affected by the Boxing Day earthquake, the following Tsunami, the other earthquakes since and the impact they've had......and THIS.

Definetely something to keep an eye on.

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Critic,