Rapid search for survivors as volcano buries villages in Indonesia.

RESCUERS are trying to dig out survivors after scalding ash from an erupting volcano buried villages up to the rooftops.

At least fourteen people were killed and dozens suffered burns when Mount Semeru blew its top in East Java, Indonesia.

The eruption spewed a plume of smoke and ash 50,000ft into the sky on Saturday afternoon, sparking a warning to planes.

Homes, cars and roads have been coated in volcanic ash when it fell back to earth, and a desperate search is now underway for survivors who many be buried.

Thousands fled their homes but one resident said some locals thought it was just usual floods.

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