JAKARTA, Feb 1 (AFP) - More than
5,000 people have been evacuated and some 800 others are expected to follow
four days after an Indonesian volcano began to spew thick smoke, an official
"We are now sheltering some 5,200
people as of this morning and hundreds more are still expected to arrive,"
said Dominikus Pareira, secretary of the Sikka district in the eastern
island of Flores.
Speaking from the district capital of
Maumere, he said the refugees had been evacuated from the slopes of the
1,703-meter (5,620-foot) Egon volcano, some 25 kilometers east, which had