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Indonesia's earthquake, tsunami AND volcanic eruption

Island in Indonesia hit by tsunami

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The south-east Asian country of Indonesia has been hit by several natural disasters in the past few days.

First an underwater earthquake struck west of the country on Monday, triggering a huge tsunami that swept away villages on a remote group of islands called Mentawai.

Then the volcano Mount Merapi erupted on the island of Java, forcing thousands of people to flee their homes.

Having all these disasters happen at the same time is very rare and it's a big challenge for rescuers, as Ore's been finding out...