The Indonesian government Saturday to deploy troops to the force for the residents to evacuate the slopes of Mount Merapi, the most active volcano in Indonesia.
The soldier was sent back after Merapi erupted violently, making the closure of at least one school and the temporary closure of the airport of Yogyakarta, 20 kilometers south.
Indonesian Red Cross said at least 36 people have been slain since Mount Merapi began spewing ash and hot gas in a series of eruptions began on Tuesday.
Meanwhile, rescue teams continued to struggle against the elements to provide assistance to survivors and people displaced by the tsunami in the Mentawai Islands.
High waves, making the range of views and the lack of ships is limited to the delivery of disaster aid slow remote Mentawai Islands, a major earthquake and tsunami hit a few days ago.