The day we arrived at Mt Bromo we decided to take a hike to the crater rim.  about one kilometer from the summit, we heard a faint rumble as a massive cloud of ash enveloped other hikers at the rim.  We could hear them scream, I became a little uneasy.  We kept going and found out what happens to steamy ash clouds; they condense into mud rain!  The locals couldn't stop laughing at us as we walked back.

On Tuesday June 09, 2004, two tourists were killed in a similar eruption.

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