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Injured Climbers Carried Down Steep Jungle Trails After Mount Marapi Eruption

Search and rescue teams in Indonesia evacuated injured survivors of the Mount Marapi eruption down the mountain’s steep, densely wooded slopes, footage published by police on Tuesday, December 5, shows.

Writing on Instagram, the Bukittinggi branch of the Indonesian national police described how its personnel were involved in the “shoulder-to-shoulder evacuation” of the dozens of people injured in the surprise volcano eruption on Sunday.

The footage shows rescue workers maneuvering soot-covered victims on stretchers down a muddy slope at Mount Marapi.

Abdul Malik, chief of the Padang Search and Rescue Agency, told press on Tuesday that at least 22 people are confirmed dead, and that more than 50 climbers had been rescued. Credit: Indonesian National Police via Storyful