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March 2, 2021, 08.08 AM

SAR Team in West Sumatra, Indonesia, Rescue Climber From Volcano

Search and Rescue [SAR] personnel in the Indonesian province of West Sumatra have rescued a 14-year old teenager who fell in the crater of Mount Marapi, following a round the clock rescue effort last weekend.

The head of the SAR team in the nearby district of Limapuluh Kota, Robi Saputra, announced that rescuers found Ramzi safe on Sunday evening, February 28. “Ramzi was found with bruises on his head and open wounds on his feet,” he said to Kompas.com.

“His injuries are consistent with reports from the observation post or OP on Mount Marapi that Ramzi’s legs got caught on rocks on the crater wall.” Robi added that Ramzi was then rushed to the Yarsi hospital in Padang Panjang regency near Mount Marapi.

He believed that “[Ramzi] fell in the crater because of fatigue and poor visibility due to heavy fog [on the mountain],” he asserted. “We are concerned [that Ramzi] might breathe some toxic gases in the crater that are potentially lethal to humans.”

Mount Marapi is one of Sumatra’s most active volcanoes, and last erupted in 2017 in an eruption that featured bursts of volcanic activity 19 times. The 2,819 meter mountain has been a draw for mountaineers and climbers throughout Indonesia, despite its potential dangers.

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https://go.kompas.com/read/2021/03/02/022640274/sar-team-in-west-sumatra-indonesia-rescue-climber-from-volcano

BPPT Spreads 23 Tons of Salt Over the Sunda Straits to Prevent Floods in Jakarta

The Agency for the Application and Assessment of Technology or BPPT has spread more than 23 tons or 23,600 kilograms of salt over the Sunda Straits to cause rain to fall over the area instead of over Jakarta.

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