Sunday, 23 December 2018

63 Killed as Volcano Tsunami Rocks Indonesia Beaches



At least 62 people have been killed and 584 injured after a tsunami hit the coast on Indonesia’s Sunda Strait, government officials announced.

The country’s disaster management agency says hundreds of buildings were damaged by Saturday’s tsunami which it blames on undersea landslides after the Krakatoa volcano erupted.

The disaster management agency warned that the death toll after the tsunami, is likely to rise further particularly in the Pandeglang, South Lampung and Serang regions. Also among the areas hit was the popular Tanjung Lesung beach resort in west Java.

Footage shared on social media showed a large wave crashing into a venue in the resort, where a popular Indonesian rock band, Seventeen, was performing. Members of the band are seen being swept away as the wave destroys the stage.

In an Instagram video, singer Riefian Fajarsyah, said the band’s bassist and road manager had died, and that three other band members and his own wife were missing.

The country’s Red Cross said it was on the scene and searching for victims in the rubble of one collapsed building.

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