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Indonesia : Journalist died in Mount Merapi

Yuniawan Wahyu Nugroho (Wawan)

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October 27, 2010(KATAKAMI / THE JAKARTA POST) — Yuniawan Wahyu Nugroho (Wawan), an editor with the vivanews.com news portal, was killed while conducting reportage at the erupted Mount Merapi in Yogyakarta on Tuesday night.

Vivanews.com reported that Dompet Dhuafa Disaster Management Center found Yuniawan dead near a house, which belongs to Mount Merapi guardian Ki Surakso Hargo aka Mbah Maridjan, in Kinahrejo hamlet, Umbulharjo village, Cangkringan, Sleman.

Yuniawan was allegedly killed by hot ash which spewed from the erupted volcanic mountain.

Yuniawan was scheduled to interview Mbah Maridjan on Wednesday.

Mbah Maridjan was also reportedly died from the hot ash. However, no official confirmation was available.

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