Indonesian residents rescue a victim following eruptions of Mount Sinabung in Karo district, North Sumatra province, on February 1, 2014. AFP PHOTO / Sutanta ADITYA
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Indonesian officials searched through thick ash for bodies Sunday after Mount Sinabung volcano erupted, killing at least 15 people, with the only sign of life an ownerless mobile phone ringing inside an abandoned bag.Scorching clouds engulfed victims during the eruption on Saturday, leaving rescuers with little hope of finding survivors as they searched through ash up to 30 centimetres (12 inches) thick.Sukameriah, just 2.7 kilometres (1.7 miles) from Sinabung's crater, is located in the "red zone" around the volcano, where human activities are strictly banned, disaster official Tri Budiarto said.Officials said finding survivors was unlikely.Officials are also putting up more signs to warn people not to enter the area, officials said.
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