The body of a thirteen-year-old boy was found by rescuers on Monday.

In East Java Province, Mount Semeru, Lumajang District in Lumajang, erupted thick columns of ash up to 40,000 feet in the air in an abrupt eruption that occurred Saturday after heavy rain. 

Many tons of volcanic debris covered villages and towns nearby, and searing gas rushed down the side of the mountain to smother entire villages, killing and seriously injuring those who were caught.

Rescue efforts were suspended Sunday because of severe weather. They resumed this morning when conditions improve. 

Sumberwuluh suffered the most severe flooding and the body of the boy, aged 13, was discovered. 

Rescue workers uncover the foot of a victim in an area affected by the eruption of Mount Semeru volcano in Sumberwuluh village, Lumajang, Indonesia, December 6, 2021.

Rescuers found the footprint of a victim after the volcano eruption in Sumberwuluh, Lumajang (Indonesia), December 6, 2021.

Rescuers dug out the body of the 13-year-old boy with their bare hands on Monday after the highest volcano on Indonesia's Java island erupted with fury

After the eruption of the volcano that is the tallest on Indonesia’s Java Island, a furious tsunami, rescuers pulled the boy’s body out with all their hands.

Rescue workers find a victim in an area affected by the eruption of Mount Semeru volcano in Sumberwuluh village, where houses were buried to their rooftops and cars were submerged in volcanic ash

Rescuers found a victim in Sumberwuluh’s Mount Semeru eruption area. Homes were destroyed and cars submerged in volcanicash.

Mount Semeru releases volcanic materials during an eruption as seen from Lumajang district, East Java province, Indonesia, Monday, Dec. 6, 2021. The highest volcano on Java island spewed thick columns of ash into the sky in a sudden eruption Saturday triggered by heavy rains.

Mountain Semeru releases volcanic material during an eruption, as seen in Lumajang, East Java province (Indonesia), Monday, December 6, 2021. In a quick eruption that was triggered Saturday by heavy rains, the Java Island’s highest volcano erupted thick columns of ash into space.

Abdul Muhari, spokesperson for the National Disaster Mitigation Agency said that 56 individuals were admitted to hospital with most suffering from severe burns.

Muhari said that rescuers are still looking for 27 missing villagers. Muhari claimed that 38 schools and nearly 3,000 houses were destroyed. 

On Sunday, President Joko Widoso directed a quick emergency response to help victims and injured. Search and rescue efforts were suspended temporarily Sunday afternoon due to concerns that more hot ash or debris could fall from the volcano.

The landscape was littered with charred cattle carcasses, crumbled roofs and broken chairs. 

Mount Semeru in Indonesia blew more ash onto Monday. This hampered the search for survivors. Aerial images revealed the scale of the damage caused by Saturday’s eruption. 

A man inspects a truck buried in the ash. The eruption has sent thousands fleeing and forcing hundreds of families into makeshift shelters

Unidentified man examines the truck that was buried under the ash. The volcanic eruption has caused thousands to flee and forced many families to seek shelter in makeshift shelters.

Ash covers houses and trees on the slopes of Mount Semeru. At least 11 villages of Lumajang district in East Java were coated in volcanic ash which covered houses and vehicles and smothered livestock

Houses and trees are covered in ash on the Mount Semeru slopes. At least 11 villages of Lumajang district in East Java were coated in volcanic ash which covered houses and vehicles and smothered livestock

Indonesia: eruption of Mount Seberu - the volcano is located in the Lumajang district in East Java province

Indonesia: The eruption of Mount Seberu — the volcano is found in Lumajang District in East Java province

Pressure that was building in the crater under the lava dome created by the volcano’s eruption at 12,060-foot high eased. 

However, experts warn that the dome may collapse even further, trapping a lot of debris and blistering gases beneath.

After Saturday’s eruptions, more than 1 700 villagers fled to temporary shelters. However, many other villagers ignored official warnings to stay at home to care for their animals and to protect their properties.

Semeru (also known as Mahameru) has been active many times over the past 200 years.

Tens of thousands live along its fertile slopes, just as it does on the other 129 Indonesian volcanoes. The last eruption was in January with no deaths.

Indonesia is an archipelago of over 270 million inhabitants. It lies along the Pacific Ring of Fire fault line series, a horseshoe-shaped sequence of fault lines.