Left in the dust
MOUNT Sinabung is a stratovolcano mountain located at the Karo plateau of the Karo regency in North Sumatra, Indonesia. After lying dormant for over 400 years, the 2,460m mountain erupted in 2010, causing thousands of people living near the valley of the volcano to lose their homes.
The majority of people living in the area, which had been categorised as a red zone after the eruption, were from the Batak Karo ethnic tribe.
Although reluctantto leave the land they
The inside of an abandoned Batak Karo house. A house abandoned since 2014 after the eruption of Sinabung volcano. inherited from their ancestors, they relocated. But they still farm the land although they do not live thereanymore.
The four villages left behind are now deserted, with lava completely destroying three other villageson the slopes of Mount Sinabung.
Sinabung volcano erupted in 2010. The eruption of Sinabung volcano forced the locals to leave their homes in Desa Gurikinayan, Karo, North Sumatra, Indonesia.