Eerie Photos Show Abandoned Indonesian Ghost Town Destroyed By Volcano

After a 400-year slumber, a dormant volcano on the scenic island of Sumatra in Indonesia was suddenly reawakened in 2010.

Mount Sinabung has been erupting regularly ever since, with its last major eruption taking place in 2014, killing 16 people and forcing 30,000 people to flee their homes.

Photo by Keow Wee Loong

 What used to be a bustling community of farmers and their families has now become a ghost town after the mass evacuation three years ago.

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Today, authorities are still wary of allowing residents to return to their homes as the volcano continues to spew fumes and clouds of dust, reports Daily Mail.

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But while there is an evacuation zone set in place in the area to keep former residents at bay, there are still are still some who find a way to enter.

Photo by Keow Wee Loong

Some thrill-seekers who were able to venture inside the “red zone” have captured some remarkable images in an abandoned village, finding beauty within the ghost town.  

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Photos taken by traveler Keow Wee Loong reveal haunting scenes which seemed to be images from post-apocalyptic movies.

Photo by Keow Wee Loong

Loong’s pictures may sometimes depict lonely and desolate subjects, but they are, nonetheless, all mesmerizing to look at. Check out more photos below:

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