Image copyright Getty Images Image caption People rush the stricken Mount Semeru to safety after being caught in its ash
Rescuers have used earth mowers and picks to sift through the ash that fell from Indonesia’s Mount Semeru after a volcano erupted.
Video of the operation posted on social media showed people bringing duffel bags filled with ash to a ship destined for Mount Merapi in central Java.
The national disaster agency said 19 people had been killed in the latest eruptions from Semeru, one of several in the country.
It said several people were being treated in hospital.
A volcano in Papua province also started showing life on Friday after a nearly two-year slumber.
Authorities ordered more than 8,000 people to leave their homes after tremors that were felt hundreds of miles away were recorded near Katabung in West Papua province.
Authorities said they believed it was the result of a new, restless phase in the volcano’s cycle of activity.
The Indonesian archipelago, which includes the Sunda Strait islands, is one of the world’s most active seismic zones, with more than half of all eruptions recorded at least once in a given year.
The mountain in Papua has been inactive since an eruption in 2014 killed 12 people.