By Danny Baggott @Dan_Baggie

THESE unnerving images portray the terrifying ghost town that lies beneath the deadly Mount Sinabung

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The deadly Mount Sinabung is still active

In April this year, daredevil photographer Keow Wee Loong ventured to Sumatra Island, Indonesia, to document the surrounding lands hidden in the shadows of the volcano.

Due to the treacherous nature of such an active mountain, parts of the town below remain totally deserted in the red zone - with no one allowed to enter without permission.

The surrounding land is now a ghost town

However, Keow still managed to capture the haunting nature of this feared location with his incredible photographs.

Photographer Keow Wee Loong visited the location in April

Keow, 28, from Malaysia said: “I visited this ghost town below Mount Sinabung - it was all empty.

“The town is kind of scary - back in 2014, more than 10,000 people were evacuated.

More than 10,000 people were evacuated back in 2014 when there was a colossal eruption

“A lot of reporters have covered the volcano erupting, but none have shown the dead town.”

Keow trekked through the unknown wilderness with his wife, Marta Keow - and they were both amazed at what they saw.

The mountain was blowing hot gas clouds into the sky
The daredevil trekked through the wilderness

Mount Sinabung is one of around 129 active volcanoes in Indonesia that all sit on the Pacific Ring of Fire - a belt of seismic activity running around the basin of the Pacific Ocean.

In May last year, seven people were killed in one of Sinabung’s eruptions and in February 2014, 16 people died.

The surrounding land is now marked as part of a red zone

At the time Keow was on site in April, the mountain was blowing hot gas clouds far into the sky.

Keow said: “When I entered some of the buildings, I found old photos of families who lived in the village before.

Keow found pictures inside the houses of families who used to live in the area

“I found bags and personal belongings - people must have evacuated fast without time to pack up their things.

“This town is now inside the red zone and no one is allowed to enter this zone without permission.”