Jakarta, Indonesia (CNN) — At least 11 people were killed when a volcano erupted in Indonesia on Saturday, a government official told CNN.
Mt. Sinabung in North Sumatra erupted Saturday morning, disaster mitigation agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho told CNN.
The victims were hit by hot ash clouds and were all found in Sukameriah, a village close to the volcano’s crater, he said.
The volcano spewed ash columns 2,000 meters high and hot ash clouds down its slope, Nugroho said.
Local search and rescue teams will go on a recovery operation Sunday morning, he said.