Mount Lokon located in Tomohon, North Sulawesi, still continues to backfire and volcanic ash. Until now, the number of refugees has reached 5210 people.”Refugees numbered 5210 people spread over 24 locations and the relocation goes well supported by the community,” said Head of Data Information and Public Relations of National Disaster Management Agency (BNPB), Sutopo Purwo Nugroho told AFP , Monday (18/07/2011) night.
Monitoring the visual of the mountain is still no explosions, smoke and volcanic ash. But the number has further decreased and expected would continue to shrink. “So it is not stable and of Volcanology status still remain alert,” he explained. He said he was providing logistical support, equipment, funds and expertise to assist the handling of residents.
Emergency response in the region will also be extended to 24 July.BNPB himself grateful for the good local government and communities together to help the refugees. Since the eruption of Mount Lokon is very often the case, the incident was not too panicked residents. “Genesis of Mount Merapi, an important lesson about us and residents of Mount Lokon,” he concluded. (mok / hen) “Sent from Blackberry smartfren, Great Sooner Saver”/ detik.news/Tribun Menado