Mount Sinabung in Sumatra erupts
Mount Sinabung in North Sumatra erupted on Sunday at 00.15 a.m.
Antara news agency reported local villagers did not expect the eruption as the geophysics and meteorology agency just declared a normal status for the mountain.
Villagers fled home to a safer location, but no police officers yet helped the evacuation process.
On Saturday, the 2,400 meter-high mountain showed its volcanic activity by spewing black clouds.
A 54-year-old man died Sunday from a respiratory problem when he fled home during the Mount Sinabung eruption in North Sumatra.
Kompas.com reported that presidential special staff for social and natural disaster Andi Arief posted the news in his tweeter account.
"President has actively monitored the eruption," Andi said.
Report said at least 12,000 local people left their homes following the eruption.