Jan. 7 - Erupting Mount Sinabung volcano in Indonesia hurls more ash and destroys homes and crops. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
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Indonesia's Mount Sinabung on Tuesday (January 7), spewed more ash and destroyed homes and crops of residents who have been evacuated.
The National Disaster Management Agency said about 21,893 people are currently staying in 33 temporary shelters provided by the local government.
The first evacuations started on November 24, when the government warned of eruptions from Mount Sinabung, which had remained dormant for four centuries.
Residents said the volcano eruption has affected their crop harvest.
Many of those staying in nearby villages return to their homes during the day and stay at evacuation centres at night.
The Centre for Volcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation (PVMBG) has put the volcano status on its highest alert, and advised the public to remain five kilometres away from the volcano crater.
Sinabung is one of nearly 130 active volcanoes in the world's fourth-most populated country, which straddles the "Pacific Ring of Fire".
The most deadly eruption in recent years was of Mount Merapi in 2010, near the densely populated city of Yogyakarta in central Java. More than 350 people were killed.
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