Indonesia's Mount Sinabung erupted today, killing at least 14 and people, four of whom are said to be schoolchildren.
According to Al Jazeera, National Disaster Management Agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said that eight victims were found in Sukameriah village on the island of Sumatra. Four of the victims were reportedly high school students visiting the volcano on a trip. Three other bodies were later found in the village and taken to a hospital for identification.
Three more victims—a man, his son and another man—were also hospitalized with severe burns.
After three years of inactivity, Mount Sinabung awoke in September. Today's eruptions sent lava flowing from its southern slopes that traveled nearly three miles away. Al Jazeera adds that the death toll could rise as the day progresses.
[via Al Jazeera]