The death toll from the Semeru volcano eruption has risen to 34 as thousands of people become displaced and 17 remain missing, according to the disaster mitigation agency.
Dangerous thick plumes of smoke continued to emerge from areas blanketed by the volcanic ash, while rescuers in hardhats tried to dig through the mud to try and find survivors.
More than 4,600 people have fled from the slopes of Mount Ili Lewotolok as authorities try to evacuate hundreds living on Mount Semeru.
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