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Ash covers houses and trees on the slopes of Mount Semeru in Lumajang on Dec. 5. Photo: Aman Rochman/AFP via Getty Images

At least 13 people are dead and dozens are injured after Indonesia's Mount Semeru erupted, the country's National Board for Disaster Management (BNPB) said in a statement Sunday.

Driving the news: At least 41 people suffered burn injuries from the eruption, according to the agency. The lava flow has also displaced more than 900 residents, with about 300 taking refuge in "educational facilities and village halls."

  • In the wake of the eruption, several areas were engulfed in darkness "due to fog from volcanic ash," the agency said.
  • Mount Semeru produced "a large pyroclastic flow" and an ash column that rose to an estimated 40,000-foot altitude, according to Volcano Discovery.

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Updated Dec 4, 2021 - World

Semeru volcano eruption kills at least one, injures dozens

Evacuees take shelter at the local mosque of Sumber Wuluh village, in Lumajang, on Dec. 5, after the eruption of the Semeru volcano. Photo: Juni Kriswanto/AFP via Getty Images

A large eruption occurred at Mount Semeru in Indonesia on Saturday, killing at least one and injuring dozens more as a huge ash cloud descended over the region, Reuters reports.

Driving the news: The eruption occurred at around 4:25 p.m. local time and produced "a large pyroclastic flow (hot avalanche of ash and rock particles) that traveled down the southern slopes, as well as producing an ash column that rose to estimated 40,000 ft. altitude," according to Volcano Discovery.

Why 401(k) rollovers are so annoying

Illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios

If you happened to change jobs recently, you may have tried to transfer your retirement account from your former employer into an Individual Retirement Account or your new employer's 401(k) plan. If so, you probably encountered a bureaucratic gantlet — and you're not alone.

Why it matters: Kludgey processes around retirement account transfers result in people losing track of their funds, giving up important tax advantages, or otherwise disadvantaging themselves and being less prepared for retirement.

The hard math behind America's labor shortage

Data: Bureau of Labor Statistics, Congressional Budget Office; Chart: Axios Visuals

Yes, the pandemic has created unusual temporary labor market dynamics. But in the bigger picture, the 2010s were a golden age for companies seeking cheap labor. The 2020s are not.

The big picture: In the 2010s, the massive millennial generation was entering the workforce, the massive baby bo0m generation was still hard at work, and there was a multi-year hangover from the deep recession caused by the global financial crisis.