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Fears death toll could rise in Indonesia volcano eruption

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Indonesian officials searched through thick ash for bodies Sunday after Mount Sinabung volcano erupted, killing at least 15 people, with the only sign of life an ownerless mobile phone ringing inside an abandoned bag. 

Indonesian rescuers lift an abandoned motorcycle as they look for victims of an eruption of Mount Sinabung volcano, in Karo district on February 2, 2014

Dark, searing clouds engulfed victims during the eruption on Saturday, leaving rescuers with little hope of finding survivors as they searched through ash up to 30 centimetres (12 inches) thick.

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