Mount Marapi erupts leaving hikers hanging on for survival


Matthew 24:7 For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom, and there will be famines and earthquakes in various places.

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  • Moment burned volcano survivors plead for help after getting caught in deadly eruption that claimed 11 lives and left 12 others missing
  • Mount Marapi volcanic eruption
  • Shocking footage shows burned volcano survivors pleading for help after getting caught in an eruption in Indonesia over the weekend.
  • Still covered in ash and clearly distraught, 19-year-old Zhafirah Zahrim Febrina spoke desperately into her phone in a clip since shared by her family.
  • ‘Mum, help Ife,’ she said, referring to herself by a family nickname. ‘This is Ife’s situation right now.’
  • The young woman is now in a nearby hospital with her father and uncle after being trapped on the mountain on a hiking trip with 18 school friends.
  • ‘She is going through a tremendous trauma,’ said her mother Rani Radelani, 39.
  • ‘She is affected psychologically because she saw her burns, and she also had to endure the pain all night.’
  • In another video, a young girl is pictured with thick ash and dirt in her face, on her clothes and in her hair. Her face appears bloodied and her voice hoarse. She is also heard speaking into her phone, trapped in apocalyptic scenes.
  • At least 11 hikers were found dead following the eruption of the Marapi volcano in Indonesia on Sunday – and the search to find 12 others who are missing is on hold due to safety concerns. Nearly 75 climbers trekking up the nearly 2,900-metre mountain have also been stranded, according to AFP.
  • The eruption shot hot ash as high as 9,843 feet into the air. Authorities have raised the alert to the second-highest level and prohibited residents from going within 1.8 miles from the crater’s mouth because of the possibility of lava.
  • A total of 49 climbers were evacuated from the area following the eruption, which took place at 2.54pm local time (0754 local time).

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