Indonesia facing double disaster

Indonesia is facing the double disaster of a volcanic eruption and a tsunami. Yesterday’s eruption of Mount Merapi killed at least 18 perople and forced thousands to flee their homes as the volcano spewed burning ash above the island of Java. About 1,300 km west, rescuers raced for Indonesia’s Mentawai islands, which was hit by an earthquake on Monday night. At least 113 died and more than 500 are missing after 3m waves swept away hundreds of homes.