MOUNT MERAPI, Indonesia (AP) – Two men who sought shelter from an erupting volcano in an underground bunker were found dead from burns Friday, officials said.

The men fled to the steel shelter on Wednesday while evacuating villagers during a burst of volcanic activity on Mount Merapi, and the bunker was later covered with up to 6 feet of fiery debris.

Rescuers found the two bodies after opening the steel bunker early Friday, said Widi Sutikono, head volcano relief operations.

“We found the bodies were burned because of the hot temperatures in the bunker,” Sutikno said.

AP-ES-06-15-06 2150EDT


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